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 - like the gears
of the clocks he keeps - with an eccentric, bookish girl and a
bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the train 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.
With more than three hundred pages of original drawings, and
combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian
Selznick breaks open the novel form to create an entirely new
reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force
from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.