Mary Ann’s November Recommendation

The Invention of Hugo Cabret: A Novel in Words and Pictures by Brian Selznick

“I was excited to hear that Martin Scorsese made a movie based on this book.  I always read the book before seeing the film.  It’s an extraordinary book. There are 284 lush pencil illustrations that work with the text like a duet.  It’s a mystery and an adventure, with a bit of history added.  When you see the illustrations and see the plot develop, you’ll see why Scorsese was intrigued by adapting it to film.  In 2008, Selznick won the  Caldecott medal for this book, which is awarded ‘to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children.'”

Read about it or request it from the library catalog


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