There was a glitzy premiere this week for Martin Scorsese's new film, his first in 3D, Hugo - But did you know it was based on a book we have in the library? The invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznic (Scholastic, 2007) is a beautiful book for the 9+ age group - it might look dauntingly thick, but much of it is taken up with black and white illustrations, so its already quite filmic in quality. It tells the story of Hugo, an orphan and a thief, who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. He desperately believes a broken automation will make his dreams come true, but when his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
The movie has its own website where you can watch the trailer, and you can borrow the book from us - find it at J 808.3 SEL.