Larklight: A Rousing Tale of Dauntless Pluck in the Farthest Reaches of Space
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... show more
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…
Publish date: August 21st 2007
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
Series: Larklight (#1)
Nice story, wonderful illustrations and I loved the various hints to pop culture: Dune, Star Trek, Spiderman, Dracula... Don't you want to try and find them yourself now? ;-)
Art and Myrtle Mumby live in Larklight, a house that orbits Earth beyond the moon, with their father, their mother having disappeared years earlier and thought dead in an aethership wreck, until one day, monstrous white spiders attack Larklight and send them scurrying. Can Art and Myrtle save their...
It is the mid-nineteenth century, Queen Victoria is on the throne, and the British Empire stretches into the stars. With their absent-minded father for their only human company, Arthur and Myrtle live in a ramshackle house named Larklight floating in deep space. But then giant spiders invade Larkl...
You know what I hate? Being nearly finished with an entertaining book and then stupidly toting my copy to the playground (with the truly insane belief that perhaps THIS TIME I will be able to read a paragraph or two while my child self-sufficiently and independently plays)...and then losing the boo...