Northern Lights - Filmed As The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman
  

Northern Lights - Filmed As The Golden Compass

Written by Philip Pullman
Part of the His Dark Materials Series

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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 which leads to some dangerous questioning. It also marks the beginning of Lyra’s search for her friend Roger, a search that takes her to the ice kingdoms of the North where armoured bears rule. Lyra’s courage and stubborn determination lead her on this mission of incredible danger in this brilliant and imaginative story. It’s completely original and totally spellbinding; a true classic that will stand the test of time much in the way Tolkien’s famous work has done.

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Synopsis

Northern Lights - Filmed As The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

This is just one book in our collection of Golden Compass books. Just click on the books below to find out more about the rest.

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The first book in the His Dark Materials trilogy.

When Lyra’s friend Roger disappears, she and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. The ensuing quest leads them to the bleak splendor of the North, where armoured bears rule the ice and witch-queens fly through the frozen skies – and where a team of scientists is conducting experiments too horrible to speak about.

Lyra overcomes these strange terrors, only to find something yet more perilous waiting for her - something with consequences which may even reach beyond the Northern Lights…

Reviews

'One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time.' Guardian

'One of those books which one can hardly bear to close.' Scotsman

About the Author

Philip Pullman

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.

Author photo © Michael Leckie portrait.

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Paperback
448 pages

Author

Philip Pullman
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Author's Website

www.philip-pullman.com

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Publisher

Scholastic

Publication date

6th August 2007

ISBN

9781407130224

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