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Black and white charcoal drawings tell the story of a 12 year-old orphan who lives alone in a Paris train station; the story reveals the history of early cinema, the role of Georges Melies, and mechanics of clocks.

Book Summary from Wikipedia

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Welcome to The Invention of Hugo Cabret


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Paris Train Station Window, 2009
Paris Train Station Window, 2009


Georges Méliès
Georges Méliès


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Biography of George Melies from TCM

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A Trip to the Moon and Five Other Free Films by Georges Melies, the Father of Special Effects


See AP World History Key Concept 6.1 for more on science and the environment