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Utterly unique and devilishly witty, Larklight is a page-turningly brilliant (Victorian) space adventure, and truly original modern classic, told through the eyes of plucky Arthur Mumby.

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ISBN 9781526606617
Barcode 9781526606617
Published 13 December 2018 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format Paperback
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Author(s) By Reeve, Philip
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ISBN-13 9781526606617
ISBN-10 1526606615
Stock Available
Status Reprinting locally, In Stock Internationally
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint Bloomsbury Childrens Books
Publication Date 13 December 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback
Author(s) By Reeve, Philip
Category Science Fiction
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Weight 342g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 years
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 961748

Description of this Book

From the author of the upcoming international blockbuster Mortal Engines, Larklight is an utterly unique and page-turningly brilliant (Victorian) space adventure Art Mumby is just a normal boy living in space, but all that changes when an ancient race of gigantic white spiders called the First Ones arrive to seize his family home, Larklight. Forced to flee, Art and his annoying sister Myrtle are chased across the galaxy, from the fiery rivers of Mars, to the distant rings of Saturn. But the First Ones have trouble on their hands. They don't bank on Art falling in with Jack Havock and a motley crew of notorious space pirates ...

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Reeve's mechanical fantasy world is every bit as enthralling as in his Mortal Engines, and Wyatt's illustrations add to the fascination * Independent * Larklight is completely engrossing, miss-your-tube-station excellent * Telegraph * Remarkable ... Out of this world * Sunday Times *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Reeve's debut novel, Mortal Engines, was published in 2001. It won the Smarties Gold Award, the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award and the Blue Peter `Book I Couldn't Put Down' Award. Four sequels followed, the last of which, A Darkling Plain, won both the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize and the Los Angeles Times Book Award. The brilliant trilogy of steam-powered Victorian space adventures, Larklight, Starcross and Mothstorm followed, to critical acclaim, as well as a novel set in Dark Age Britain called Here Lies Arthur, which won the 2008 Carnegie Medal. Philip and his wife Sarah moved from Brighton to Devon in 1998, and now live on Dartmoor, where their son Sam was born in 2002. David Wyatt has illustrated many beautiful covers for authors including Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. He lives in Devon and is a keen lutist, cyclist and wanderer of the moors.

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