Tuesday Tales – The Magic of Brian Selznick

Tuesday Tales

Although I am not in a classroom right now, I try to stay up to date on Children’s Literature. Thanks to my boys, I am able to keep up a little more with picture books and early elementary school chapter books. Still, I love reading more than just that.

A little over a year ago, I read a book that changed my book reading world. Brian Selznick’s The Invention of Hugo Cabret was something I had never experienced before. It took me on an adventure with words, thought, and most important amazing illustrations that made the story come alive. Yes, it was a novel that was 550 pages long that read so quickly and kept me turning pages.

The book was so popular that it was just made into a major motion picture called Hugo. Once again, it has me wondering IF Hollywood can live up to my interpretation of a book. Of course, it has something intriguing when you see the trailers and know it is a Martin Scorsese film.

Now, I just wait for a time to see Hugo since The Muppets are more the speed for my children. I am hoping to see it soon with a childhood friend who is a librarian. Until then, I am thrilled to have Brian Selznick’s new book to read.


Yes, Wonderstruck was released in September and already has amazing reviews – like The Invention of Hugo Cabret. I picked up the book and can not wait to read and review it.

Have you read any of Brian Selznick’s books or seen Hugo? I would love to know. As always, I would also like to know what have you read recently? Please be sure to link up to your Tuesday Tales and/or leave a comment below. Include something you read on your own, with a child or someone else. Tuesday Tales are all about spreading the love for books.

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