Thursday, August 13, 2009

the invention of hugo cabret

I've mentioned 2008 Caldecott medal winner, Brian Selznick before, who wrote and illustrated, The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Scholastic Press), but now that I've read the book I wanted to share some of the amazing illustrations I enjoyed in it. This book really is a little treasure, well...not so little, over 500 pgs., but as you read it, you actually feel like you are watching a classic French movie. Mr. Selznick has an uncanny way of lassoing the mind and dragging it into the magnified black & white illustrations where you find yourself nose-to-nose with his characters, and can better absorb and appreciate their growing and changing emotions. Go buy the book!

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