His Dark Materials

  • Filename: his-dark-materials.
  • ISBN: 1841593427
  • Release Date: 2011
  • Number of pages: 1102
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Everyman Paperback Classics



Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

His Dark Materials Omnibus

  • Filename: his-dark-materials-omnibus.
  • ISBN: 9780307808202
  • Release Date: 2012-01-25
  • Number of pages: 944
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers



The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them. Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach. Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials: An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time "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 From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Amber Spyglass His Dark Materials

  • Filename: the-amber-spyglass-his-dark-materials.
  • ISBN: 0375890033
  • Release Date: 2001-11-13
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers



The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass—the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time"—and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion. Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed. Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Award Winner of the British Book Award (Children's) Published in 40 Countries "Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." —The New York Times Book Review "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." —The Boston Globe

The Subtle Knife

  • Filename: the-subtle-knife.
  • ISBN: 9780440418337
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 326
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Yearling Books



As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

His Dark Materials Illuminated

  • Filename: his-dark-materials-illuminated.
  • ISBN: 0814332072
  • Release Date: 2005
  • Number of pages: 242
  • Author: Millicent Lenz
  • Publisher: Wayne State University Press



The first critical analysis of Philip Pullman's cross-age fantasy trilogy.

Once Upon a Time in the North

  • Filename: once-upon-a-time-in-the-north.
  • ISBN: 0375845100
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 95
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers



In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg.

The Science of Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials

  • Filename: the-science-of-philip-pullman-s-his-dark-materials.
  • ISBN: 9780307545442
  • Release Date: 2008-12-24
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Mary Gribbin
  • Publisher: Laurel Leaf



Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose. From the Hardcover edition.

The Golden Compass

  • Filename: the-golden-compass.
  • ISBN: 9780440418320
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 399
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Yearling Books



Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

  • Filename: the-good-man-jesus-and-the-scoundrel-christ.
  • ISBN: 9780802196989
  • Release Date: 2011-04-12
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Canongate U.S.



Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip PullmanÕs The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of Jesus Christ. In this remarkable piece of fiction, famously atheistic author Philip Pullman challenges the events of the Gospels and puts forward his own compelling and plausible version of the life of Jesus. Written with unstinting authority, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ is a pithy, erudite, subtle, and powerful book by a beloved author, a text to be read and reread, studied and unpacked, much like the Good Book itself.

Castle Hangnail

  • Filename: castle-hangnail.
  • ISBN: 9780698154148
  • Release Date: 2015-04-21
  • Number of pages: 384
  • Author: Ursula Vernon
  • Publisher: Penguin



From the creator of Dragonbreath comes a tale of witches, minions, and one fantastic castle, just right for fans of Roald Dahl and Tom Angleberger. When Molly shows up on Castle Hangnail's doorstep to fill the vacancy for a wicked witch, the castle's minions are understandably dubious. After all, she is twelve years old, barely five feet tall, and quite polite. (The minions are used to tall, demanding evil sorceresses with razor-sharp cheekbones.) But the castle desperately needs a master or else the Board of Magic will decommission it, leaving all the minions without the home they love. So when Molly assures them she is quite wicked indeed (So wicked! REALLY wicked!) and begins completing the tasks required by the Board of Magic for approval, everyone feels hopeful. Unfortunately, it turns out that Molly has quite a few secrets, including the biggest one of all: that she isn't who she says she is. This quirky, richly illustrated novel is filled with humor, magic, and an unforgettable all-star cast of castle characters.

Clockwork Or All Wound Up

  • Filename: clockwork-or-all-wound-up.
  • ISBN: 9780440866381
  • Release Date: 2004
  • Number of pages: 92
  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Publisher: Random House



Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ... A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ... Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork ...

Hedgie Blasts Off

  • Filename: hedgie-blasts-off.
  • ISBN: 9780399544811
  • Release Date: 2006-09-07
  • Number of pages: 32
  • Author: Jan Brett
  • Publisher: Penguin



More than anything Hedgie wants to be an astronaut and travel into space. He gets his chance the day the geyser, Big Sparkler, starts to sputter and fade, disappointing all the alien tourists, who fly to the tiny planet of Mikkop to throw coins into Big Sparkler and look at the strange flowers that survive on its sparkles. Because only Hedgie can fit into a small space ship, he flies to Mikkop, where he not only finds out what is clogging up Big Sparkler, but fixes the problem in a most unusual way. He returns home a hero amid cheers from the aliens and the scientists back at the Star Lab. With an amazing gatefold illustration of Hedgie bursting out of Big Sparkler this is not only one of Jan Brett's most inventive books, but it's one of the funniest. Fans will love the unusual setting as they laugh along with a wild cast of characters, including comic aliens, canine scientists and bird reporters. So jump on a spaceship and take a ride to Big Sparkler. You'll be glad you made the trip!

Space and Place in Children s Literature 1789 to the Present

  • Filename: space-and-place-in-children-s-literature-1789-to-the-present.
  • ISBN: 9781472420565
  • Release Date: 2015-03-28
  • Number of pages: 266
  • Author: Maria Sachiko Cecire
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.



Focusing on questions of space and locale in children’s literature, this collection explores how metaphorical and physical space can create landscapes of power, knowledge, and identity in texts from the early nineteenth century to the present. The collection is comprised of four sections that take up the space between children and adults, the representation of 'real world' places, fantasy travel and locales, and the physical space of the children’s book-as-object. In their essays, the contributors analyze works from a range of sources and traditions by authors such as Sylvia Plath, Maria Edgeworth, Gloria Anzaldúa, Jenny Robson, C.S. Lewis, Elizabeth Knox, and Claude Ponti. While maintaining a focus on how location and spatiality aid in defining the child’s relationship to the world, the essays also address themes of borders, displacement, diaspora, exile, fantasy, gender, history, home-leaving and homecoming, hybridity, mapping, and metatextuality. With an epilogue by Philip Pullman in which he discusses his own relationship to image and locale, this collection is also a valuable resource for understanding the work of this celebrated author of children’s literature.

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