A Newbery Honor book, this wonderfully witty and compelling novel chronicles a teenage boy's mishaps and adventures over the course of the 1967-1968 school year.
There are plenty of laugh-out-loud parts, especially for those who have
read Shakespeare before and can recognize characters and plot-lines and
curses mentioned throughout the book. Enjoy!
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 the owner of a small toy booth in the train station, Hugos
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 all come together...in The Invention of Hugo