The Invention of Hugo Cabret, written and illustrated by Brian Selznick and published by Scholastic, won't be out until next March, so I'm going to resist any commentary here except to say that it is tres magnifique. And set in Paris. I just want to share a short quote from a scene in which our hero and heroine are trying to sneak into a movie:
[Isabel] walked to the rear door and took out a bobby pin from her pocket. Hugo watched as she fiddled with the pin inside the lock until it clicked and the door opened.
"How did you learn to do that?" asked Hugo.
"Books," answered Isabelle.
My kind of girl!