It is about an orphan boy who lives in the walls of a Paris train station. He is trying to solve the mystery of a mechanical man that belonged to his dad.
The book was a new reading experience, combining elements of picture book, graphic novel and film. The 284 pages of drawings help tell the story. I felt like I was watching a silent film as I looked at the pictures, which I read that the author was trying to create that effect.
At the end of the book, there is a website to find out more about a mechanical man like the one in the book. If you read the book, you do not want to miss this. It included a video of the mechanical man in action.
I googled the name of the book to find two great websites with lots of info and fun.
The scholastic website has about 20 short videos by the author expounding on how he wrote the book, came up with ideas. We watched them and recommend them if you read the book.