A Web of Air

The birds are teaching Arlo to fly…

In a faraway corner of a ruined world, a mysterious boy is building a flying machine, aided in his research by birds who can talk. Then, into the extraordinary crater city of Mayda, where buildings ascend the cliffs on funicular rails, comes a refugee: a beautiful, brilliant, half-human engineer called Fever Crumb. Fever is just the engineer that Arlo needs to get his invention off the ground. But ruthless enemies stalk them, who will kill to possess their secrets – either to steal their revolutionary machine, or to destroy the secrets of flight forever. In this breathtaking story from the awesome world of Mortal Engines, Philip Reeve creates an extraordinary new landscape of moving buildings, outlandish creatures, sinister villains and groundbreaking scientific discoveries.

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    A compelling book by Phillip Reeve. It consists of twists and turns in life for a young engineer; a Web of Air has a gripping and original storyline and enables us to visualise the characters and their lives, through a strong use of imagery.

    Aysha, age 12

    31 March 2011

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    Philip Reeve

    Philip Reeve is the award-winning and critically acclaimed author of the Mortal Engines books.

    Awards

    Philip has won many major awards, including the Nestle Smarties and Blue Peter prizes for Mortal Engines, the Guardian prize for A Darkling Plain and the Carnegie medal for Here Lies Arthur.

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