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Mortal Engines (Hungry City Chronicles) Mass Market Paperback – September 14, 2004

4.4 out of 5 stars 79 customer reviews

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Gr. 7-10. As the story opens, the great Traction City of London is chasing a small town. When one city takes over another, it processes all reusable materials to create power to run the motorized wheels that enable the city to travel over the land. London's mayor has bigger plans than the domination of a small town, plans involving the use of the weapon that laid waste to Earth millennia earlier. Several young people endeavor to stop the carnage--among them, Tom, an apprentice at the London Museum; a young woman who tries to kill the museum's head historian; the historian's daughter, Katherine; and an apprentice in the Guild of Engineers. The pace of the violence-filled story is frenetic, the sense of helplessness is palpable, and not all the young people survive. A page-turner, this adventure in a city-eat-city world will have readers eagerly suspending disbelief to follow the twists and turns of the imaginative plot. Sally Estes
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“Readers who enjoy violent, titanic clashes between good and evil will be absorbed from beginning to end.” (Kirkus Reviews)

“Exciting and visually descriptive.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

“Wildly imaginative, full of marvelous details, humor, and grand adventures.” (KLIATT)

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 and up
  • Grade Level: 7 and up
  • Series: Hungry City Chronicles
  • Mass Market Paperback: 373 pages
  • Publisher: HarperTeen (December 13, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060082097
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060082093
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (79 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #767,132 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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