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Product Description

The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…

In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

Product Details

Format

Paperback

ISBN

9781407115207

Publisher

Marion Lloyd Books

Date published

November 1st, 2010

Other details
  • 304 pages
Condition

New

Author/Illustrator

Philip Reeve

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Philip Reeve was born and raised in Brighton, where he worked in a bookshop for years while also producing and directing a number of no-budget theatre projects.

Philip then began illustrating and has since provided cartoons and jokes for around forty books, including the best-selling Scholastic series Horrible Histories, as well as Murderous Maths and Dead Famous.

He’s been writing stories since he was five, but Mortal Engines was the first to be published. Mortal Engines defies easy categorisation. It is a gripping adventure story set in an inspired fantasy world, where moving cities trawl the globe. A magical and unique read, it immediately caught the attention of readers and reviewers and won several major awards. Three more Hungry Cities novels followed, and Philip’s latest project are the Fever Crumb books, prequels set centuries before the events of Mortal Engines.

Philip has also written Buster Bayliss, a series for younger readers, and stand alone novels including Here Lies Arthur, which won the Carnegie Medal.

Philip lives in Devon with his wife and son and his interests are walking, drawing, writing and reading.

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  1. Pearl 113298

    TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 8 March 2013

    Unique book full of fresh ideas

  2. Hayley 113303

    bouncybunny
    on 8 March 2013

    Indont think this book was for me I found it a little boring for me but other people must enjoy it sorry

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    Book-Club-Review-Team
    on 31 March 2011

    A compelling book by Phillip Reeve. It consists of twists and turns in life for a young engineer; a Web of Air has a gripping and original storyline and enables us to visualise the characters and their lives, through a strong use of imagery.

    Aysha, age 12

    4out of 5