ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo’s undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo’s dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery. (Barnes and Noble)
The illustrations in this book are just fantastic. The book looks huge (well, it is huge) but that is because it is really a graphic novel of sorts. The story is told equally through the text and the illustrations. A fantastic and quick read. Here is a great example of the illustrations throughout the book.