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Invention of Hugo CabretThe Invention of Hugo Cabret

Author: Brian Selznick
Illustrator: Brian Selznick
Publisher: Scholastic
Date: 2007
Awards: Caldecott Medal (2008).
Ages: 9-12
Topics: graphic novel, mystery, orphans, Paris, France, Europe, mechanical toys, historical fiction, automata, robots
Summary: While secretly living in the walls of a Paris train station in the 1930s, young Hugo's life becomes connected to a young girl and old man who run a toy booth in the station. The engaging mystery told through both pictures and words includes a notebook, key, drawing, and a mechanical man left by Hugo's dead father.

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