for Larklight by Philip Reeve and David Wyatt
In a fantastic Victorian Great Britain, it is up to Art and Myrtle Mumby, who live in Larklight, a rambling house traveling in an orbit beyond the moon, to save themselves and the British Empire (which includes outer space territories) from the attempts by crazy Dr. Ptarmigan to take over the universe. High adventure abounds as they are attacked by enormous, menac ing spiders, left stranded on the moon, captured by a moth, rescued by a band of space pirates, and more. The Victorian tone is enhanced by the book’s format, including the long, interest-catching title and descriptive chapter headings and Wyatt’s intricately detailed black-and-white illustrations. Se quels are Starcross: Larklight 2 and Mothstorm: The Horror from Beyond Uranus Georgium Sidus! 2007 Outstanding International Books List. ca
Originally published by Bloomsbury Great Britain, in 2006.
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...