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His Dark Materials (Paperback)

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    Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy – The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass – has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle<......more

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Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy – The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass – has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists.

The Golden Compass
forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a world like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the world we know. The third moves between many worlds.

In The Golden Compass, readers meet 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Jordan College in Oxford, England. It quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own—nor is her world. In Lyra's world, everyone has a personal dæmon, a lifelong animal familiar. This is a world in which science, theology and magic are closely intertwined.

The Subtle Knife is the second part of the trilogy that began with The Golden Compass. That first book was set in a world like ours, but different. This book begins in our own world.

In The Subtle Knife, readers are introduced to Will Parry, a young boy living in modern-day Oxford, England. Will is only twelve years old, but he bears the responsibilities of an adult. Following the disappearance of his explorer-father, John Parry, during an expedition in the North, Will became parent, provider and protector to his frail, confused mother. And it's in protecting her that he becomes a murderer, too: he accidentally kills a man who breaks into their home to steal valuable letters written by John Parry. After placing his mother in the care of a kind friend, Will takes those letters and sets off to discover the truth about his father.

The Amber Spyglass
brings the intrigue of The Golden Compass and T...

Philip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.

Author:
Pullman, Philip
Genre:
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic
Genre Detail:
Juvenile Grades 10-12 Ages 15+
Audience:
Young adult
Format:
Paperback
Language:
English
Publisher:
Yearling Books
Publish Date:
05/01/2003
Copyright Year:
1995
ISBN:
9780440419518
Height:
8.25 in
Wdth:
5.75 in
Thickness:
3.25 in
Unit weight:
2.15 lb
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  • ughhhh

    First book of the series was fun to read. Second not so much. By the third I wanted to shoot myself.

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    dchon from washington dc, Mar 9, 2011

  • Golden Compass Series

    Books arrived as described: in new condition & still in wrapper

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    ec2001ow from texas, Oct 25, 2009

  • 5 *****

    The shipping was fast,the books in great condition,everything was great if you're not sure whether to buy this i would just say DO IT!!!

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    iorek from Crandall,GA, Jun 21, 2009

  • better than movie

    the book gave so much more detail than the movie, it anwsered my questions i had after seeing the movie in theaters. love the books and they came to my host very quickly.

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    ep16 from medford, oregon, May 6, 2008

  • Disappointing book, great value from overstock

    The book set was a great value from overstock, as always. It arrived quickly. But the book series itself was disappointing.

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