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The Fine Art Doppelgängers of Hugo Cabret and Harry Potter?

A while back people were using the Google Arts and Culture app to find their fine art doppelgängers. But what good is any app if we don’t use it for children’s lit???

I say we fire is up to find lookalikes for Hugo Cabret and Harry Potter.

First up, Hugo:


Hm. Hugo may be my Snapchat and Instagram Stories pal, but I don’t think I’d roll up to Wijnand Wijnands and think, “Hugo look alike.” Maybe if Hugo grew a wispy mustache? Brian Selznick – consider updating this for the next printing.

Now let’s try Harry Potter:

Harry Potter

At first glance this one looks pretty off but I don’t know, slap some glasses on our pal on the right and I think we have a passable Harry.

Who is your fine art doppelgänger?

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.