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Worldshaker

By: Richard Harland

Like every other child on the Upper Decks, Col Porpentine was taught that the Filthies are dumb, subhuman creatures-good only for toiling Below and keeping the juggernaut Worldshaker moving. But when he meets a Filthy, she's not at all what he expected, and he begins to question everything else he's ever known as true.

ISBN: 9781416995524

JLG Release: Aug 2010


Sensitive Areas: Discrimination: Reference/Discussion
Topics: Class divisions , Discrimination , Alternate histories , Political power , Family rivalry , Injustice

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

The Horn Book Guide, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal

Horn Book

Questions of class warfare and a decadent, elite lifestyle dominate this steampunk thriller set on a neo-Victorian city-ship. When Colbert Porpentine encounters the lowliest members of onboard society, he grapples with their dehumanization and his own family's oppressive legacy. The quick action rolls revolution, fleeting romance, and sibling rival Questions of class warfare and a decadent, elite lifestyle dominate this steampunk thriller set on a neo-Victorian city-ship. When Colbert Porpentine encounters the lowliest members of onboard society, he grapples with their dehumanization and his own family's oppressive legacy. The quick action rolls revolution, fleeting romance, and sibling rivalry into a page-turning adventure that leaves room for sequels.

Junior Library Guild


• A smart, disturbing, and high-spirited addition to the growing steampunk genre.
• Richard Harland’s pitch-black sense of humor constantly blurs the line between the comedic and the horrific.
• The plot tackles historical revisionism, colonialism, gender, race, and class without ever losing steam or feeling too pedantic or s

• A smart, disturbing, and high-spirited addition to the growing steampunk genre.
• Richard Harland’s pitch-black sense of humor constantly blurs the line between the comedic and the horrific.
• The plot tackles historical revisionism, colonialism, gender, race, and class without ever losing steam or feeling too pedantic or speechy.
• The opening immediately pulls the reader in and raises questions that demand answers. Who, or what, are Filthies? Why, besides their name, does Col find them disgusting? And how did the one in Col’s room escape?

Book Details

ISBN

9781416995524

First Release

August 2010

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

5 1/2" x 8 1/4"

Page Count

336

Accelerated Reader

Level 4.6; Points: 13;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

Level 640L

Format

Print Book

Edition

-

Publisher

Simon & Schuster

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Discrimination: Reference/Discussion

Topics

Class divisions, Discrimination, Alternate histories, Political power, Family rivalry, Injustice,

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