The Resource Mortal engines, Philip Reeve

Mortal engines, Philip Reeve

Label
Mortal engines
Title
Mortal engines
Statement of responsibility
Philip Reeve
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
London is hunting. The great Traction City lumbers after a small town, eager to strip its prey of all assets and move on. Resources on the Great Hunting Ground that once was Europe are so limited that mobile cities must consume one another to survive, a practice known as Municipal Darwinism. Tom, an apprentice in the Guild of Historians, saves his hero, Head Historian Thaddeus Valentine, from a murder attempt by the mysterious Hester Shaw -- only to find himself thrown from the city and stranded with Hester in the Out Country. As they struggle to follow the tracks of the city, the sinister plans of London's leaders begin to unfold..
Member of
Summary
In the distant future, when cities move about and consume smaller towns, a fifteen-year-old apprentice is pushed out of London by the man he most admires and must seek answers in the perilous Out-Country, aided by one girl and the memory of another
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 2004
  • Nestle Children's Book Prize for Nine to Eleven Year Olds, 2002.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2003.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 2004
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
121907
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reeve, Philip
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
990
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 10
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
Predator Cities quartet
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Shaw, Hester (Fictitious character)
  • Natsworthy, Tom (Fictitious character)
  • Social conflict
  • Conduct of life
  • Friendship
  • Competition (Psychology)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Mortal engines, Philip Reeve
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Scholastic, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056788217
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781407152134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)923206082
Label
Mortal engines, Philip Reeve
Publication
Copyright
Note
Originally published: London: Scholastic, 2001
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000056788217
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9781407152134
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)923206082

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