The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick
This illustrated work of fiction is about a 12-year-old orphan, clock keeper and thief who lives secretly in the walls of a 1930s Paris train station until his undercover life is gravely threatened. Selznick describes his book as "not exactly a novel, and it's not quite a picture book, and it's not really a graphic novel, or a flip book, or a movie, but a combination of all these things." But it will be a movie soon enough. With almost 300 pages of pictures, this 526-page book is being made into the first 3-D extravaganza from legendary director Martin Scorsese.