Deals with an Aesop fable that is a favourite and familiar one: a mouse inadvertently disturbs a lion, who lets the mouse go... and is later himself freed by the mouse from a poachers trap. This title presents a wordless version of this Aesops fable.
Features illustrations that open up a night time world where ordinary objects become beautifully illuminated. In this title, images of a key, a toy, a bear, and a book leap from the pages as were reminded that even when night arrives, the suns warm light never truly leaves us.
Orphan, clock keeper and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station. He desperately believes a broken automato will make his dreams come true. But when his world collides with an eccentric girl and a bitter old man, Hugos undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy.
Late on Christmas Eve, a boy boards a mysterious train that waits for him, the Polar Express bound for the North Pole. When he arrives there, Santa offers him any gift he desires. The boy asks for one bell from the reindeers harness. It turns out to be a very special gift, for only believers in Santa can hear it ring.