‘The Invention of Hugo Cabret’ by American author and illustrator Brian Selznick is an extraordinary book.  It’s a thick book, packed with intricate pencil drawings – a cross between a picture book, a graphic novel and a piece of clever historical fiction.

It has just been released as a 3D movie called ‘Hugo’.

It is set in Paris in the 1930’s. Twelve year old orphan boy named Hugo secretly lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station and looks after the clocks. He gets caught up in a mystery when he attempts to repair a mechanical man.

I delighted in this story both as a film and as a book. It’s truly wonderful.