August 14, 2013

STACKS Book Club: Hugo Cabret Meeting 1

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StacksBookClubSTACKS Book Club: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

It’s that time again to grab a book and snuggle up on the couch or maybe outside in a hammock, because the STACKS Book Club is meeting again. The STACKS Book Club is a chance for you to read a book along with your fellow Stackers and discuss the breathtaking developments right here on Ink Splot 26.

Invention of Hugo CabretOur next book will be The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. This fantastic tale of mystery and adventure, which is also accompanied by beautiful illustrations, follows a young boy named Hugo, who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. Hugo lives a life of mystery and depends on keeping secrets to stay alive. But when he’s caught stealing from a toy maker, his life is turned upside down and he must rely on some new friends to survive and solve some amazing mysteries.

So, grab a copy of The Invention of Hugo Cabret and read the first half of the book. Then come back and join the discussion in the Comments section. Here are some questions to help get the discussion rolling.

  • What did you think of Brian Selznick’s illustrations?
  • How hard do you think it is to be Hugo, who runs all the clocks in a train station and steals to survive when he’s still just a young boy?
  • It’s so difficult to know whom to trust. Did you believe Papa Georges when he said he destroyed the notebook or Isabelle when she said it wasn’t?
  • Hugo is so talented at fixing the automaton. What special skills do you have?
  • When the automaton began working, what did you think it would write?

Feel free to answer any or all the questions in the Comments below. Or pose your own questions to the STACKS Book Club. Also, don’t forget to stop back on August 21 to discuss the thrilling ending of The Invention of Hugo Cabret.

image from kids.scholastic.comBrian, STACKS Writer (a.k.a. BlackBird268)

  1. Anonymous

    3. Isabelle would have the inside story because she lives with Papa George. At first Hugo believed in Papa George but when Isabelle said that Papa George didn’t burn the notebook your trust is in a weird spot. But you see, Papa George hates Hugo and Isabelle cares about him. I think that shows the answer right there. :)

  2. Adventurepegasus10

    1. They were very creative and imaginative!!
    2. It must be very difficult and depressing. He’s still young but he has a lot of potential with mechanics. However he is still cooped up in a tiny room with no family.
    3. At first I was really angry at papa George when he gave Hugo the ashes. But then after that I believed Isabelle.
    4. I don’t know. Maybe some creativity skills and reading and writing skills.
    5. I thought it would write something that revealed many things.

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