I'm head over heels for a beautifully illustrated adult picture book called The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The video above is an interview with the author, Brian Selznick. He weaves a fascinating tale intertwining actual true-to-life stories about early filmmaking pioneer, Georges Méliès, and his passion for bringing his magician's tricks to the screen – as well as his final disappearance into poverty and obscurity.
It's an intricate storyline, much like the mechanics, clocks and other automated gadgets described and painstakingly illustrated. The two (fictional) main characters – a young boy mechanical genius Hugo and Georges (fictional) goddaughter – are perfect and bring a sense of wonder to the story.
A frequent character in and of itself, the moon that is regularly referenced in the book is from the Georges Méliès film entitled 'Le Voyage Dans La Lune' (the very first Science Fiction film), which you can watch below: