Starcross by Philip Reeve
A Stirring Adventure of Spies, Time Travel and Curious Hats

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There is an old saying: if something is too good to be true, it probably is. Take the holiday that Art Mumby, his irritating younger sister Myrtle, and their mother take to Starcross, the finest sea-bathing resort in the entire Asteroid Belt. The fact that there are no seas anywhere should give you a clue. Sure enough, Art and family quickly find themselves grappling with French spies, Yankee rebels, and man-eating starfish. With stops to the future and prehistoric Mars, it's all Art can do to keep his head about him - which is essential, since everyone else is losing theirs!
 

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Philip Reeve's first novel Mortal Engineswas published to incredible critical acclaim which his subsequent books have emulated. He is the author of the Larklight trilogy for Bloomsbury. Philip lives in Devon. David Wyatt has illustrated many beautiful covers for authors including Terry Pratchett and Philip Pullman. He lives in Devon, and is a keen lutist, cyclist and wanderer of the moors.
 
Published October 1, 2011 by Bloomsbury USA Childrens. 392 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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“[T]he British Empire,” declares Mrs. Emily Mumby, ancient superhuman creator of the Solar System and Art and Myrtle’s mum, “stands on the brink of an invasion by highly intelligent hats from the future!” When the Mumbys travel to Starcross, a time-traveling seaside resort in the asteroid belt, t...

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When the page is turned, there she is, nightgown and all, with the caption "Myrtle in her night attire.") STARCROSS could be read as a stand-alone, but why would anyone choose to miss out on the first book, LARKLIGHT, yet another delightful read?Reviewed by Terry Miller Shannon on October 16, 200...

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One of my favorites is when Myrtle specifically requests that Mr. Wyatt not sketch her in her night attire, which of course he promtly does on the very next page.

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