Hugo premieres at movie theaters on November 23. This picture is based on Brian Selznick's book Invention of Hugo Cabret. The book is a combination of a picture book, chapter book, and graphic novel, in a way. It is geared for kids ages 9 - 12 but will keep the attention of older children and adults and won the 2008 Caldecott Medal for being the most distinguished picture book of the year. More than 200 pencil-drawn illustrations help to tell the story of an orphan boy who lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. The mystery revolves around a mechanical man, a hidden message, a stolen key, a special notebook, and friends. Visit the offical website for a trailer. The producers have been saying that the movie will be a "close rendering of the original work". I'm hoping that's true and that the movie is as incredible as the book.
Selznick also has a new publication out last month titled Wonderstruck done in the same format. It is also an amazing read. Check them both out at the library today!