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Larklight

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A stunning reissue with a brand new jacket, publishing to correspond with the film adaptation of ... Read More

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A stunning reissue with a brand new jacket, publishing to correspond with the film adaptation of Philip Reeve's Mortal EnginesMortal Engines has been adapted for film by Peter Jackson. The cast includes Lord of the Rings alumni Hugo Weaving, along with Stephen Lang and Robert Sheehan. It is set for release on 14 December 2018 in the US, and is a Universal Pictures productionHilarious, clever and very original with amazing black-and-white illustrations throughout by David WyattPhilip Reeve has won the Smarties Gold Award, Blue Peter Book of the Year, the Guardian Fiction Prize and the Carnegie Medal since his startling debut in 2001. He is a well-loved storyteller with a riotous imaginationPhilip 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.From the author of the international blockbuster Mortal Engines, adapted by visionary Peter Jackson, 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 .From the author of the international blockbuster Mortal Engines, adapted by visionary Peter Jackson, Larklight is an utterly unique and page-turningly brilliant Victorian space adventureReeve's mechanical fantasy world is every bit as enthralling as in his Mortal Engines, and Wyatt's illustrations add to the fascinationLarklight is completely engrossing, miss-your-tube-station excellentRemarkable ... Out of this world
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.

Product Details

Title: Larklight
Author: Philip Reeve
SKU: BK0430777
EAN: 9781526606617

About Author

Philip Reeve was born and grew up in Brighton. He worked in a bookshop there and on various other projects before starting a career as an illustrator. Although he has been writing stories since he was very young, Mortal Engines was the first to be published - and to incredible critical acclaim. Philip lives in Devon.

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