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y separately published work icon Lamplighter single work   children's fiction   children's   fantasy   adventure  
Is part of Monster Blood Tattoo David Cornish , 2006- series - author children's fiction (number 2 in series)
Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Lamplighter
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"Rossamund Bookchild is finally becoming a lamplighter. Sworn into the Emperors service, his duty is to light the lamps along the Emperor's highways, and protect all travellers from the ferocious bogles that live in the wild. But he's found it no easier to fit in with the lamplighters than he ever has - always too small and too meek, his loneliness continues no matter how hard he tries to succeed. But when a haughty young girl, a member of a suspiciously-regarded society of all women teratologists is forced upon the lamplighters for training, Rossamund might no longer be the most despised soul around." (Source: Series website)

Notes

  • Book two of the Monster Blood Tattoo trilogy.
  • Steampunk note: The pseudo-Victorian secondary world of this novel is dominated by the technological aesthetic of steampunk, though the technologies themselves are actually based more on biology than steam technology, lending the work an affinity with the biopunk subgenre.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has been translated into Chinese.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Malvern, Unley area, Adelaide - South / South East, Adelaide, South Australia,: Omnibus Books , 2008 .
      image of person or book cover 2972263261205270451.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xii, 707p.p.
      Description: illus
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: May 2008.
      ISBN: 9781862916876, 186291687X
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      G. P. Putnam's Sons ,
      2008 .
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: May 2008.
      ISBN: 9780399246395
    • Gosford, Central Coast, New South Wales,: Omnibus Books , 2009 .
      Extent: 707p.
      ISBN: 9781862916883 (pbk.)
Alternative title: 獸血紋. 二部曲, 點燈兵
Alternative title: Monster Blood Tattoo : Book Two : Lamplighter
Transliterated title: Shou xue wen. Er bu qu, Dian deng bing
Transliterated title: Dian deng bing
Language: Chinese

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— Review of Lamplighter David Cornish , 2008 single work children's fiction
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[Untitled] Kevin Steinberger , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 23 no. 2 2008; (p. 40)

— Review of Lamplighter David Cornish , 2008 single work children's fiction
[Review] Lamplighter Susan La Marca , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books For Young Adults , Winter vol. 16 no. 2 2008; (p. 35)

— Review of Lamplighter David Cornish , 2008 single work children's fiction
The Children's Book Council of Australia Judges Report 2009 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 53 no. 3 2009; (p. 4-10)
y separately published work icon "Surviving" Adolescence : Apocalyptic and Post-Apocalyptic Transformations In Young Adult Fiction Anna Whateley , Kelvin Grove : 2010 Z1761971 2010 single work thesis
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