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.
The Invention of Hugo Cabret – Brian Selznick 2007
Scholastic Press, 2007
First Edition, Illustrated
First edition, first printing. The book won the 2008 Caldecott Medal, the first novel to do so, as the Caldecott Medal is for picture books. Tiny closed tear on top of the spine’s DJ. Else Fine in a NF DJ.