I just finished reading this book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick. This is an amazing young adult book that I guess you can classify it as a graphic novel. Brian Selznick tells his story through the use of words, amazing pencil drawings and photographs. It is a very quick read too, but it is VERY satisfying. Hugo Cabret is a boy whose father dies in a fire after telling Hugo about an automaton he found in the attic of the museum in which he works. Hugo's uncle takes him in and forces him to learn about clocks and to fix those train station. His Uncle goes missing and he is basically left to fend for himself, continuing to fix the clocks and stealing just to survive. He slowly befriends a girl who is the goddaughter of the man who runs a toy shop in ght station in which Hugo steals items from. He slowly finds pieces of a puzzle that reveals his connection with the girl and her goddparents. Its a great book and you should most DEFINATELY read it. These are some of the drawings from the book.
This is very entertaining for children and is a good idea for some family time together. It cna be read in one day, don't let the length fool you (over 500 pages). Its a great way to spend quality family time together, it doesn't cost lots of money, and you spend time with the people you love.