Jenna Hansen


Outstanding, Primary, Intermediate, Inventions, Paris, Early Cinema, Automaton

Document Type

Book Review


Young orphan Hugo Cabret carries on the job of Timekeeper, adjusting the gears and wheels of the clocks that surround a Paris train station, which doubles as his home. Over the months, he has successfully slid under the radar of the station inspector and all other eyes as he continued his quiet lifestyle of stealing to eat and hiding away behind the station clocks. Everything begins to change, though, when Hugo finds an old broken automaton that connects him to his past. Fixing the robot is no easy task, and when a grumpy old man catches him stealing in a toy store, all hope seems lost. He finds, however, that those who seemingly stand in his way may in fact be the key for his future.