NAPPA Gold Winner: The Invention of Hugo Cabret (Audio)

Storytelling/Spoken-Word Recordings

9 to 12

The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written by Brian Selznick, read by Jeff Woodman, Scholastic Media, 2007; $29.95; ages 9 to 12; Imagine an orphan boy who fixes clocks and lives in an old train station, a mysterious girl, a bitter old man and lots of mechanical toys. These elements all add up to an engaging, unusual and inventive story plus a good message that will intrigue listeners and appeal to the whole family. For an added bonus, this CD comes with a DVD of a behind-the-scenes interview with the author.

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