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The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series Hardcover – August 21, 2012


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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Simon Pulse (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1416971793
  • ISBN-13: 978-1416971795
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 7.4 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #272,698 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Gr 5-9-After vanquishing one of four powerful witch sisters who control the world's essential elements in Mistress of the Storm (Random, 2011), Verity Gallant and her friends have enjoyed an idyllic summer in their cliffside hometown of Wellow. Strange events soon shatter the peace, however: the earth is eroding away beneath their feet, causing hazardous conditions, and insidious white sand suddenly seems to be covering everything. It soon becomes apparent that these are the machinations of the Earth Witch, turned to stone and smashed into millions of pieces long ago by the cruel-hearted Wind Witch, and now determined to re-form into a vengeful whole and wipe out every "happy-ever-after" along the way. Relying once again upon hard work (including library research and brilliant code-cracking), danger-fraught investigations, and hard-earned insights, Verity and her compatriots must put together the pieces of a twist-turning mystery and try to stop this formidable new enemy. Built upon a bulwark of intricately wrought backstory and mythology, this satisfying fantasy combines fast-paced adventure with slow-brewing suspense that is both spine-tingling and delightfully unsettling. The characters are multidimensional, with heroes who experience moments of jealousy or selfishness, and villains capable of remorse. Enhanced by funny banter and believable emotions, Verity's relationships with her peers-including a budding romance-are deftly drawn, as are her own insecurities and revelations. Reading the first book first is not necessary, but those who have will better appreciate this well-written and richly imagined offering.-Joy Fleishhacker, School Library Journalα|9781416971795|9781442454125WESTERFELD, Scott. The Manual of Aeronautics: An Illustrated Guide to the Leviathan Series. illus. by Keith Thompson. 64p. (Leviathan Series). diags. CIP. S & S/Pulse. 2012. Tr $19.99. ISBN 978-1-4169-7179-5; ebook $9.99. ISBN 978-1-4424-5412-5. LC 2011038924. ~Gr 7 Up-Fans of Westerfeld's "Leviathan" books (S & S) will already be familiar with the steampunk story that blends history with fantasy, as well as with Thompson's amazing illustrations. The series begins in an alternate 1914 Europe, in which 15-year-old prince Alek (son of Archduke Franz Ferdinand) plays a key role in the war between the Clankers and the Darwinists. The Clankers use mechanized objects to do battle, and the Darwinists use genetically engineered beasts. The story takes place in a world in which objects that readers would usually expect to be inanimate, like ships, weapons, and even maps, are often living creatures. While the novels are mostly filled with Westerfeld's narratives, interspersed with Thompson's occasional black-and-white illustrations, Aeronautics puts Thompson's artwork front and center, now in full color. Fans of the series will appreciate the intricately detailed pictures of the airship Leviathan, as well as beasts of all shapes and sizes, uniforms, weapons, vehicles, and people. This volume might also serve as a gateway for curious readers into the novels, or even to the history books so they can learn about what really happened during The Great War.-Andrea Lipinski, New York Public Libraryα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

About the Author

Scott Westerfeld’s first book in the Leviathan trilogy was the winner of the 2010 Locus Award for Best Young Adult Fiction. His other novels include the New York Times bestselling Uglies series, The Last Days, Peeps, So Yesterday, and the Midnighters trilogy. Visit him at ScottWesterfeld.com.

Keith Thompson’s work has appeared in books, magazines, TV,video games, and films. Se his works at KeithThompson Art.com.

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Scott Westerfeld's teen novels include the Uglies series, the Leviathan and Midnighters trilogies, and the so-called "NYC Trilogy": So Yesterday, Peeps, and The Last Days. Scott was born in Texas, and alternates summers between Sydney, Australia, and New York City. His next book, Afterworlds, comes out September 23, 2014.

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Customer Reviews

My son loved this series of books.
Jennifer L OConnor
The amazing illustrations for the Leviathan trilogy so wonderfully exemplified the spirit of the stories.
Joe Mama
It was good to see what the author was trying so hard to explain!
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful By Inkthinker on August 24, 2012
Format: Hardcover
It's a very pretty book, but it falls short of what I had hoped. I wanted a full art book that showcased the work of Keith Thompson's brilliant illustrations in Westerfeld's equally brilliant novels. Instead what we have here is a somewhat anemic collection of supplemental illustrations which, while gorgeous and informative, includes none of the work from the novels themselves. I suppose that's in keeping with the meta-fiction of the book being an in-world guide, but I had hoped for more.

In addition, every page is bordered by huge half-inch margins that eat up the real estate. The examples shown above are double-page spreads, and the binding obscures some of the illustrations. There's a lot of empty space on the pages, with as few as one or two illustrations on a page surrounded by little more than a caption.

It's a nice bonus for fans of Westerfeld's novels and Thompson's work, but I'll keep hoping for a better collection than this.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By draco_chick on September 14, 2012
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Though the book may be short, it's precise and to-the-point with descriptions on the beasties, Clanker machines, and characters that you read about in the Leviathan trilogy. The best part about this, though, was the beautiful, full-color illustrations for each one. Great job Keith Thompson, they were stunning!!
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By steamnoir on July 7, 2014
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Nice companion volume to the other books .well illustrated and full of lively text and very informative on the world system of the story.
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By Amazon Customer on May 25, 2014
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Completes the chronology of stories and fits the material, but it is a decidedly thin volume. Except that the price for me was below list. It is not worth list.
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By Li Xiaoxiu on April 28, 2014
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Ummm, I love it, I mean I love the story and illustration for the story. This book is easy to read, but hard to hold in girl's hand when you reading it in bed.
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By Jake on April 17, 2014
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It is a very cool addition to the series, but it isn't formatted well for the kindle. The pictures are okay but the text is too small, and there is no way to enlarge it.
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By draymom on February 8, 2014
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My children like to make their own pictures in their mind when they read or listen to books so they did not appreciate this at all. I found it helpful as my mind may be more limited in imagination. So, if you want it drawn out for you; here you go. If not well then pass on it and see it in your own minds eye.
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By Brandon M. on December 31, 2013
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Great for what it does, though I was left hungry for more illustrations. A very nice glimpse of an alternate universe.
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