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This is № 351 of an exclusive edition of only 500 copies

Title: Fever Crumb

Author:  Philip Reeve

ISBN:  9781407102429

Weight:  745g

Numbered, stamped and signed first edition, first printing



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Fever Crumb by Philip Reeve

The first thrilling adventure in the Fever Crumb trilogy

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?

The first book in the prequel series to the Mortal Engines Quartet from the brilliant and award-winning Philip Reeve.

Peer & Press Reviews

Fever Crumb is a terrific read, a sci-fi Dickens, full of orphans, villains, chases and mysteries.

Frank Cottrell Boyce, The Guardian

This is both a thrilling slice of retro science fiction and an involving fable about a young girl coming to terms with herself.  Any child over the age of 10 will find this a perfect introduction to Reeve’s other writings, and fans will not be disappointed.

Philip Womack, The Telegraph

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title Fever Crumb
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Edition background

These books are from an edition hand numbered and signed by Philip Reeve on 30 April 2009 (prepublication).

They come with an A4 ‘Declaration of Authenticity’ letter signed by Marion Lloyd, Reeve’s publisher at Scholastic.  This letter confirms the total number of books signed, that they are first editions, and the date and location of the signing.

Book number 351 of 500
Series Fever Crumb trilogy – book 1
Overall condition Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On the title page
Stamped With an exclusive, gold coloured, wheeled fortress design (created by cover illustrator David Wyatt) on the title page
Book Stats
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Children’s Books
Publication date
Printed by GGP Media GmbH, Poessneck
ISBN 13 9781407102429
ISBN 10 1407102427
Format Hardcover [pictorial boards], no dust jacket
Pages 295
Size (h x w x d): 203 x 160 x 32mm
Design Credits
Cover artwork David Wyatt

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