In 1851 a mysterious visitor to Art Mumby's space home has plans for a calamity that will destroy not only the entire British Empire, but also the known universe. Can disaster be prevented with help from Art's irritating sister Myrtle, a few exotic space creatures, and an extraterrestrial pirate?Author Phillip Reeve was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize Children's Book Award.
"A Jules Verne-like concoction filtered through the sensibilities of Douglas Adams....The climax is an absolute hoot, and leaves the door wide open for any number of sequels. Ages 10-up." (Publishers Weekly)
"This wonderfully imaginative story would make a perfect gift for any adventurous preteen." (Children's Literature)
"This fun read will appeal mostly to fans of the steampunk genre." (VOYA)
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