The Golden Compass - Philip Pullman (Paperback)

Product Details

Barcode
9780440238133
Department
Books
Released
9 Sep 2003
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Philip Pullman
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Random House Childrens Books
Series
His Dark Materials
Language
English
Dimensions
173 x 105 x 20mm (181g)

Annotation

Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.

Summary

  • HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

    The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an &;All-Time Greatest Novel&; and Newsweek hailed as a &;Top 100 Book of All Time.&; Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.


    Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steall&;including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

    Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

    But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...

    A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

    A #1 New York Times Bestseller
    Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
    Published in 40 Countries

    "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years."  &;The Washington Post

    "Very grand indeed." &;The New York Times

    "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." &;Newsweek

    Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials!
    ** THE BOOK OF DUST **
    La Belle Sauvage
    The Secret Commonwealth

Juvenile Fiction

General Subject
Juvenile Grades 7-9 Ages 12-14
BISAC Subject 1
Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction
Academic Subject 1
Teen's Fiction / Science Fiction