Hi Fellow Steampunkers,
I'm an author of a (relatively) new Steampunk Children's Series called THE JUPITER CHRONICLES.
Here's the synopsis for book one:
It is the year 1892 and Ian and Callie Castillo have had to suffer the hardships of a single parent family since their father went missing five years ago. Since then Ian has refused to use the last gift that his father left the wounded boy; a telescope that sits collecting dust in the attic.
When Callie decides to peer through its murky lens it activates the device and sends the Castillos to the steam-powered floating cities of Jupiter to rescue their father and save the Jovians before the Martians launch their attack.
What follows is the beginning of an era that will forever be known by its strange name…Steampunk.
I know I'm telling you about my books and would appreciate your help in spreading the word, but I really do want this discussion to be about you.
With that said, I have two questions:
What Children's Steampunk have you read?
We're looking at potentially producing an animated short of the series. If it worked out, what would you want to see in a show?
Thanks so much,
I actually haven't heard of any steampunk children's books! I think the parasol protectorate series is technically young adult. I like this....get them started on it early, yes? :)
Exactly! That was the goal! My wife is a librarian and she can't keep it on the shelf. But yes, it's geared towards reluctant readers 3rd grade and up but I keep getting emails from moms who love it so I'm happy.
Well, I will be really excited to read it sometime soon :)