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Steampunk Softies

Scientifically Minded Dolls From A Past That Never Was

Skeate, Sarah

(Paperback - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Steampunk Softies
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Even if you're unfamiliar with the term "steampunk, " chances are you've already discovered it through the works of Jules Verne, H.G. Wells, Tim Burton, Mary Shelley, or Lemony Snicket. Steampunk is an artistic movement that includes stories involving steam-powered versions of modern technology in a fictionalized Victorian setting. Staying true to steampunk style, Skeate and Tedman's inventive Steampunk Softies feature prominent science fiction and fantasy elements, as well as anachronistic inventions and props. In addition, many have dual roles that add practicality to their punk existence--the Lady makes an excellent paperweight, while the Illusionist's cloak doubles as a screen cleaner. Despite their meticulous detailing, Steampunk Softies are simple enough for even a sewing novice to construct. A short biography accompanies each softie, providing a background story for each character.--From publisher description.
Published: Kansas City, Mo. : Andrews McMeel Pub., c2011.
ISBN: 1449406009
9781449406004
Branch Call Number: 745.5924 SKE
Characteristics: 80 p. :,col. ill. ;,21 cm.
Additional Contributors: Tedman, Nicola

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Nov 16, 2012
  • LT rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Adorable. Each is cuter than the last. Nice combination of cuddle and technology. Too delicate and too hard-edged for small children. Older children and adults may appreciate them as ornaments or mascots.

Apr 12, 2012
  • FairyGirl rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Such an adorable book! Cannot wait to make some of these cute steampunk dolls!

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