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.