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Philip Pullman - Author

Philip Pullman is the author of the multi-award winning fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials. He has won numerous awards for his children’s books, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, the Smarties Prize, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, the Whitbread Book of the Year Award and a CBE. In 2008, The Times named Pullman as one of the 50 greatest writers since 1945. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons. Read more the author here.

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Reader ReviewedThe Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Philip Pullman - illustrated by Fred Fordham
June 2017 Book of the Month | A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month June 2017 Master story-teller Philip Pullman is as brilliantly creative in this gripping, multi-narrative graphic novel story as ever. In an adventure which both pays homage to...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/06/2017
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The Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman
Whitbread Book of the Year Award 2001 The third in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
Winner of the 1995 CILIP Carnegie Medal Part one of Philip Pullman's magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman
The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/03/2015
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman - illustrated by Ian Beck
Award-winning Philip Pullman has long treasured this feisty and magical story from The Arabian Nights. When the young Aladdin rubs a dirty old lamp a genie appears and offers the boy three wishes. Riches? Happiness? Excitement? Three wishes should bring...
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Format: Paperback | Released 07/11/2013
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Grimm Tales For Young and Old
Philip Pullman
In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a 'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice. These new versions...
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Format: Paperback | Released 05/09/2013
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His Dark Materials
Philip Pullman
The three volumes of this award-winning trilogy are beautifully presented in this mighty single volume. Set in two parallel universes, the story of Lyra, a young orphan and her demon Pantalaimon begins in Oxford. Swept up in a dangerous plot...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/10/2012
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman - illustrated by Ian Beck
5+ readers. Award-winning Philip Pullman has long treasured this feisty and magical story from The Arabian Nights. When the young Aladdin rubs a dirty old lamp a genie appears and offers the boy three wishes. Riches? Happiness? Excitement? Three wishes...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/10/2011
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The Adventures of the New Cut Gang
Philip Pullman
Award-winning storyteller Philip Pullman's gripping historical adventure stories for younger readers about the New Cut Gang are attractively published in this handsome hardback. Set in the streets of London in 1894 the two stories, 'Thunderbolt's Waxwork' and 'The Glass-Fitter's Ball',...
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Format: Hardback | Released 01/09/2011
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Four Tales
Philip Pullman
Four Tales brings together Clockwork, The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I was a Rat and The Scarecrow and His Servant; four stories that showcase Philip Pullman's unique imaginative talent. Drawing on the rich tradition of fairytales, the collection will amuse, engage, thrill...
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Format: Hardback | Released 28/10/2010
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Once Upon A Time In The North
Philip Pullman
A wonderful tale from a master storyteller, giving us, just as Lyra's Oxford did, more extraordinary insight into the world of Pullman's ‘Dark Materials'. This one tells the story of the very first meeting in the far frozen Arctic...
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Format: Hardback | Released 03/04/2008
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Once Upon A Time In The North CD
Philip Pullman
This is the CD audio version of the wonderful tale from the master storyteller, giving us, just as Lyra's Oxford did, more extraordinary insight into the world of Pullman's ‘Dark Materials'. This one tells the story of the very...
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Format: Cd-audio | Released 03/04/2008
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Count Karlstein
Philip Pullman
This stunning spoof melodrama relates the dramatic and scary tale of how the evil Count Karlstein strikes a bargain with the Demon Huntsman. The price of the bargain? His nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, who look as if they will be...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2007
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Lyra's Oxford
Philip Pullman
This is a beguiling new episode from the universe of Philip Pullman's Dark Material trilogy, a story which opens in Oxford some two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass. It's gripping and funny and is Pullman at his...
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Format: Paperback | Released 01/11/2007
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Northern Lights - Filmed As The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman
The film tie-in version. Part one of Philip Pullman's magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Amber Spyglass
Philip Pullman
Film tie-in version. The third in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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The Subtle Knife
Philip Pullman
Film tie-in version. The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about...
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Format: Paperback | Released 06/08/2007
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Philip Pullman
5-7 years. Sophy Williams’s painterly illustrations evoke a mysterious eastern past in rich tones of purple and emerald as an engrossing background to Philip Pullman’s equally full-blooded retelling. This is Pullman relishing storytelling. Lots of jokes pay tribute to Aladdin’s...
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Format: Paperback | Released 21/11/2005
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I Was A Rat!
Philip Pullman
Acclaimed author Philip Pullman turns his hand to a stunning and original story for younger readers. Who is Roger? He says he was a rat - and some of the time he behaves like a rat. But, he is also...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2004
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The Firework-maker's Daughter
Philip Pullman
Full of hilarious and likeable characters, this is a book that will be read over and over again. It's one of those rare books with a confident magic and quality all of its own. Children will find Lila wonderfully inspirational...
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Format: Paperback | Released 04/11/2004
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Northern Lights
Philip Pullman
Winner of the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2007 and Carnegie winner in 1995. Part one of Philip Pullman's magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials', is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in...
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Format: Paperback | Released 16/10/1998
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