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

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

ISBN: 1599900203

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

Author: Philip Reeve

KDL Description:

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This story follows siblings Arthur and Myrtle as they flee their spaceship home after it’s attacked by giant white spiders. In this version of Victorian England, 1850, space travel is common, and the solar system is full of interesting life forms. Art and Myrtle team up with the space pirate Jack Havock to defeat the spiders and their plot to dominate the galaxy. Full of brilliant imagery and British dry humor, this is a fantastic read for all ages.

Recommended by Kelly at KDL’s Cascade Township branch

Amazon Description:

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…