The third thrilling book in the stunning Predator Cities series!The mighty engines of Anchorage have been rusted and dead for years. The derelict city no longer roams the Ice Wastes, but has settled on the edge of the land that was once America. Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw are happy in the safety of a static settlement, but their daughter, Wren, is desperate for adventure. When a dangerously charming submarine pirate offers her a chance to escape, Wren doesn't think twice about leaving her home and her parents behind. But the pirate wants something in return--Wren must steal the mysterious Tin Book. To do so will ignite a conflict that could tear the whole world apart.
At first there was nothing. Then came a spark, a sizzling sound that stirred frayed webs of dream and memory. And thenwith a crackle, a roara blue-white rush of electricity was surging through him, bursting into the dry passages of his brain like the tide pouring back into a sea cave. Anchorage has become a static settlement on the shores of the Dead Continent, at peace for sixteen years. But now trouble is approachingin a limpet sub, and fast. The Lost Boys are back, and theyll do anything to get what they want. Tom and Hesters daughter Wren is their eager dupe, bored and desperate for adventure. When Wren is snatched away in the limpet,Tom and Hester set off to rescue her, in a journey that will stir up old needs, old secretsand send them into perilous waters...
The thrilling third instalment of the epic series which kicked off with Mortal Engines. It's sixteen years since Tom and Hester settled down in Anchorage, now a static settlement on the shores of the Dead Continent. But their teenage daughter Wren is restless, and her lust for adventure is about to launch them all into perilous waters - in the form of a limpet submarine with the Lost Boys on board!
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.
The second book in the exciting Predator Cities series! With the great Traction City of London completely destroyed, Tom Natsworthy and Hester Shaw travel across the world, trading with other airships and adventuring on the exciting and exotic routes of the Bird Roads. When their little scrapyard aircraft, the Jenny Haniver, is pursued by rocket-firing gunships, the ice city of Anchorage offers them sanctuary. But as Tom and Hester soon discover, it is no safe refuge. Devastated by plague in recent years and haunted by ghosts and madness, Anchorage is headed for the Dead Continent of North America. It's a perilous course, one that will take them directly into a firestorm of danger and conflict.
In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use by young people, are a manifestation of the enduring allure of the myth of childhood innocence and result in young-adult fiction that endorses a technophobic agenda. This agenda is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology’s contribution to this change. Further, Applebaum contends that technophobic literature disempowers its young readers by implying that the technologies of the future are inherently dangerous, while it neglects to acknowledge children’s complex, yet pleasurable, interactions with technology today. The study looks at works by well-known authors including M.T. Anderson, Monica Hughes, Lois Lowry, Garth Nix, and Philip Reeve, and explores topics such as ecology, cloning, the impact of technology on narrative structure, and the adult-child hierarchy. While focusing on the popular genre of science fiction as a useful case study, Applebaum demonstrates that negative attitudes toward technology exist within children’s literature in general, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both science fiction and children’s literature.
While dealing with people from their past and treachery from unexpected sources, Tom, Hester, and Wren return to the radioactive sesspool known as London to save the world, in the thrilling conclusion to The Hungry City Chronicles.
Facts and Pictures about Authors and Illustrators of Books for Young People
Author: Thomson Gale
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Covers individuals ranging from established award winners to authors and illustrators who are just beginning their careers. Entries cover: personal life, career, writings and works in progress, adaptations, additional sources, and photographs.
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