An innovative novel, this blends elements of picture book, graphic novel and film to create a spell-binding mystery set in the streets of Paris. An orphan and a thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy train station, and desperately believes a broken automaton will make his dreams come true. When his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, his undercover life and most precious secret are put in jeopardy. With 284 b/w drawings, it has huge crossover appeal. Ages: 8-12yrs.