The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
ISBN-10: 0439813786
ISBN-13: 978-0439813785

A beautiful combination of novel, graphic novel, and movie. Selznick has really created a new approach here to the idea of a book. And it is a great story to boot.

Here's a "deleted scene" from the book on Amazon, typical of the beautiful drawings therein.

The author's passion and dedication really showed through. I know this is such a corny thing to say. But it is increasingly rare to find mass-produced items that are truly magical. And they are magical because their creators gave a damn.

(OMG it's June already... better get out of bed!)

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The Invention of Hugo Cabret