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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, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 12+

Malcolm Polstead’s parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust --- and the spy it was intended for finds him. When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere, and all are asking about the same thing: a baby girl named Lyra. Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

by Philip Pullman

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal --- 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 on of them will be to betray the other...

written by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Diana Bryan