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Philip Pullman

Biography

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. He has also 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 70 years); the Whitbread (now Costa) 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

Books by Philip Pullman

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Now, in this graphic novel adaptation of THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the world of His Dark Materials is brought to visual life. The stunning full-color art will offer both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely fresh way.

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Magic, Youth Fiction
The eagerly awaited second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman’s international bestseller THE GOLDEN COMPASS. This second volume of the graphic novel finds Lyra in the far North. With the help of Gyptian fighters, newfound witch allies, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison, she means to rescue the children held captive by the notorious Gobblers. The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely unique way.
by Philip Pullman - Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle --- a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win --- or to lose --- this more-than-mortal battle.

written by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Diana Bryan