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Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb — nearly the only person she's ever known — to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been singled out by city-dwellers who declare her part Scriven. The Scriveners, not human, ruled the city some years ago but were hunted down and killed in a victorious uprising by the people. If there are any remaining Scriven, they are to be eliminated. All Fever knows is what she's been told: that she is an orphan. Is Fever a Scriven? Whose memories does she hold? Is the mystery of Fever, adopted daughter of Dr. Crumb, the key to the secret that lies at the heart of London?

Haunting, arresting, and astonishingly original, Fever Crumb will delight and surprise readers at every fast-paced, breathless turn.

Review:

"In this exciting steampunk adventure, Carnegie Medal — winner Reeve takes readers to a far future that looks back at our era with a darkly humorous sensibility (how's 'Blog off,' for an expletive?), while laying tantalizing groundwork for his Hungry City Chronicles quartet. Fever Crumb, a 14-year-old orphan, is the only girl ever accepted into the Order of Engineers and has been raised in seclusion by obsessively logical scientists in an enormous head, part of an unfinished statue of London's deposed ruler, the hated mutant 'Scriven,' Auric Godshawk. But Fever's thoroughly rational nature is thrown into flux when she's sent into the bustling, violent city on her first job, working for an eccentric archeologist who may have discovered Godshawk's secret cache of scientific inventions. As invaders near the city's outer perimeter, the streets of London erupt in mob violence, and Fever finds herself proclaimed a mutant and pursued by an implacable enemy. Beautifully written, grippingly paced, and filled with eccentric characters and bizarre inventions (such as foldable assassins made of paper), this is a novel guaranteed to please Reeve's fans — and very likely broaden their ranks. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)

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"Reeve's captivating flights of imagination play as vital a role in the story as his endearing heroine, his worthy villains, and nifty array of supporting characters.... [A] swiftly paced story. " Booklist

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"Fever Crumb has mysterious origins, technological wonders, and sociopolitical complexities all its own. Touches of whimsy balance the high-minded themes,... a sterling example of Reeve's ability to depict the universals of human nature." Horn Book

Review:

"[A] finely wrought coming-of-age story starring an unlikely and occasionally unlikable heroine who (like Hester Shaw) becomes a figure of pathos and dignity." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Reeve is not just an excellent writer, but a creator with a wildly imaginative mind. The future London...feels like a place Charles Dickens might have described had he been a science-fiction writer." School Library Journal

Review:

"Reeve adeptly balances wry humor, political commentary, and careful fantasy plotting, even while keeping Fever central. " Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Synopsis:

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order.

Synopsis:

A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve.

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)

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About the Author

Philip Reeve was born in Brighton, England. He became a cartoonist and, many years later, the illustrator of several highly successful children's book series in the United Kingdom. He has been writing since he was five, but Mortal Engines, the first book in the Hungry City Chronicles, was his first published novel. He has since followed that with Predator's Gold, Infernal Devices, and the Victorian space opera Larklight. Mr. Reeve lives on Dartmoor with his wife, Sarah, and their son, Samuel.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780545207195
Author:
Reeve, Philip
Publisher:
Scholastic Press
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
England
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Fever Crumb
Publication Date:
20100401
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in
Age Level:
08-12

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Product details 336 pages Scholastic Press - English 9780545207195 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "In this exciting steampunk adventure, Carnegie Medal — winner Reeve takes readers to a far future that looks back at our era with a darkly humorous sensibility (how's 'Blog off,' for an expletive?), while laying tantalizing groundwork for his Hungry City Chronicles quartet. Fever Crumb, a 14-year-old orphan, is the only girl ever accepted into the Order of Engineers and has been raised in seclusion by obsessively logical scientists in an enormous head, part of an unfinished statue of London's deposed ruler, the hated mutant 'Scriven,' Auric Godshawk. But Fever's thoroughly rational nature is thrown into flux when she's sent into the bustling, violent city on her first job, working for an eccentric archeologist who may have discovered Godshawk's secret cache of scientific inventions. As invaders near the city's outer perimeter, the streets of London erupt in mob violence, and Fever finds herself proclaimed a mutant and pursued by an implacable enemy. Beautifully written, grippingly paced, and filled with eccentric characters and bizarre inventions (such as foldable assassins made of paper), this is a novel guaranteed to please Reeve's fans — and very likely broaden their ranks. Ages 12 — up." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
"Review" by , "Reeve's captivating flights of imagination play as vital a role in the story as his endearing heroine, his worthy villains, and nifty array of supporting characters.... [A] swiftly paced story. "
"Review" by , "Fever Crumb has mysterious origins, technological wonders, and sociopolitical complexities all its own. Touches of whimsy balance the high-minded themes,... a sterling example of Reeve's ability to depict the universals of human nature."
"Review" by , "[A] finely wrought coming-of-age story starring an unlikely and occasionally unlikable heroine who (like Hester Shaw) becomes a figure of pathos and dignity."
"Review" by , "Reeve is not just an excellent writer, but a creator with a wildly imaginative mind. The future London...feels like a place Charles Dickens might have described had he been a science-fiction writer."
"Review" by , "Reeve adeptly balances wry humor, political commentary, and careful fantasy plotting, even while keeping Fever central. "
"Synopsis" by , Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order.
"Synopsis" by ,
A stunning, new novel by master storyteller Philip Reeve.

Fever Crumb is a girl who has been adopted and raised by Dr. Crumb, a member of the order of Engineers, where she serves as apprentice. In a time and place where women are not seen as reasonable creatures, Fever is an anomaly, the only female to serve in the order. Soon though, she must say goodbye to Dr. Crumb-nearly the only person she's ever known-to assist archeologist Kit Solent on a top-secret project. As her work begins, Fever is plagued by memories that are not her own and Kit seems to have a particular interest in finding out what they are. Fever has also been (cont'd)

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