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.