ORPHAN, CLOCK KEEPER, AND THIEF, twelve-year-old 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 girl and her grandfather, 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.
Author Brian Selznick, published by Scholastic Press 2007
In very good used condition, signed copy, First edition, later printing. Author's signature dated 2011 on dedication page. Good clean, unclipped dust jacket carries stickers for the Caldecott medal and for the film.