What if man journeyed into space in 1869, not 1969?
Alex Alice is a French graphic novelist whose works have been translated into more than fifteen languages. His comics in English include the esoteric thriller The Third Testament and the operatic fantasy Siegfried. In Castle in the Stars, he draws on Jules Verne and nineteenth-century romanticism to create a watercolour world of adventure and wonder.
A terrific adventure story. --Kirkus Reviews, starred
review and a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2017 Lushly painted
scenes, an abundance of banter among the young heroes, and plenty
of action and gadgetry make for an engrossing tale of discovery and
betrayal. --Publishers Weekly, starred review A visual
delight, with myriad small frames that facilitate careful plotting
and delicate line and watercolor artwork that revels both in the
details of airship and castle and in the cat-and-mouse chase scenes
set at vertiginous heights. --The Bulletin of the Center for
Children's Books Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869
is, in a word, glorious. --Fantasy Literature