Source:Simon Pulse, Volume 1st Simon Pulse hardcover, New York, p.440 (2009)
Call Number:Cubb Curr PS3573 .E854 L48 2009
Keywords:American Library Association Best Books for YA 2010, American Library Association Notable Children's Bk 01/2010, Animals--Juvenile fiction, Aurealis Awards (Australia) 2009, Genetic engineering--FIction, Genetic engineering--Juvenile fiction, Imaginary creatures--Fiction, Princes--Fiction, Princes--Juvenile fiction, School Library Journal Best Books 2009, Science fiction, War stories, War--Fiction, Young adult fiction
Summary: In an alternate 1914 Europe, fifteen-year-old Austrian Prince Alek, on the run from the Clanker Powers who are attempting to take over the globe using mechanical machinery, forms an uneasy alliance with Deryn who, disguised as a boy to join the British Air Service, is learning to fly genetically-engineered beasts.
Lexile measure 790; Ages 12- up; science fiction and fantasy