Judging A Book By Its Cover: The Invention of Hugo Cabret

This is my weekly post where I highlight and appreciate cover designs and the general physical appearance of books. We all judge book covers to some extent. I can’t say that I’ve ever decided against a book with terrible cover art if I liked the sound of the plot, but I do purchase special editions of books and multiple editions of books based on their cover art. If book covers didn’t matter, publishers wouldn’t put out so many beautiful editions!

I picked up this beefy beauty in a used bookshop and while it could be used as a weapon, it’s also beautifully illustrated. The Invention of Hugo Cabret is written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, published in 2007 by Scholastic, ISBN: 9780439813785. The majority of this book is illustrated in two page spreads so once I actually sit down to read it, so I don’t think it will take long, but who knows if that will happen this year?

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