The Invention of Hugo Cabret (a novel in words and pictures) by Brian Selznick (533 pgs, with illustrations) 2007
A surprisingly quick read for its hefty size, liberally lightened by the penciled illustrations. The titular Hugo is an orphan living in the walls of a Paris train station. He maintains the clocks and is hard at work repairing a mysterious automaton salvaged from the fire that killed his father.
A fun adventure, sprinkled with tidbits from early cinema and centered around real life movie master Georges Melies.