Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space

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Bloomsbury Publishing USA, Aug 21, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction - 416 pages
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Arthur (Art) Mumsby and his irritating sister Myrtle live with their father in a huge and rambling house called Larklight...that just happens to be traveling through outer space. When a visitor called Mr. Webster arrives for a visit, it is far from an innocent social call. Before long Art and Myrtle are off on an adventure to the furthest reaches of space, where they will do battle with evil forces in order to save each other--and the universe.  A fantastically original Victorian tale set in an outer space world that might have come from the imaginations of Jules Verne or L Frank Baum, but has a unique gravitational pull all its own...
  

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Contents

IN WHICH WE RECEIVE NOTICE OF AN
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IN WHICH WE MAKE GOOD OUR ESCAPE BUT FIND
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HOW WE CAME TO THE MOON AND WHAT
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IN WHICH WE FIND OURSELVES IMPRISONED ON THE PLAIN
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WE BOARD THE AETHERSHIP SOPHRONIA WHERE I MAKE A
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IN WHICH MYRTLE AND I ENJOY BREAKFAST WITH OUR
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BEING AN EXCERPT FROM THE JOURNALS OF
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movement most restful after the alarums of the night past
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IN WHICH WE FACE FRESH PERILS MID SATURNS DESOLATE
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IN WHICH I ENTER THE GREAT FORTRESS OF THE
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were
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to be alive
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And now my tale is almost done as proper authors
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TWO GENTLEMEN OF DEVONSHIRE
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Mr Reeve and Mr Wyatt wish to express their thanks
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About the author (2007)

Philip Reeve worked in a bookshop and produced and directed several theater projects before embarking on a career as an illustrator and a writer. His first novel, Mortal Engines, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Children's Book Award and won the GOLD Nestle Smarties book prize. He lives in Devon, England, with his wife and their son.
 
David Wyatt has illustrated books and covers for authors including Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Diana Wynne-Jones, Alan Garner, and J. R. R. Tolkien. He lives in Devon, England.

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