The Firework-maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman
  

The Firework-maker's Daughter

Written by Philip Pullman

7+ readers   Bookshelf Essentials   
Download an extract Share this book

The Lovereading4Kids comment

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 for her determination in what she wants to do and achieve shines through.

Synopsis

The Firework-maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman

More than anything else in the world, Lila wants to be a Firework- Maker. But every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Can Lila possibly survive? Especially when she doesn't know she needs special protection to survive his flames.


Browse inside this book

Reviews

One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own - sheer genius * Independent * Full of hilarious, lovable characters this is a book you will want to read over and over again * The Sunday Times * Pullman knows it is not enough to bargain on the richness of children's minds: successful writing of this kind depends on the creation of imaginative worlds that have enough internal coherence to be not only comprehensible but inhabitable * Independent on Sunday * A wonderfully written adventure story * Guardian * A brilliant book * Derby Evening Telegraph *

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.

More books by this author

Loading similar books...

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Philip Pullman
More books by Philip Pullman

Author's Website

www.philip-pullman.com

Author's Facebook Latest

Publisher

Random House Children's Books

Publication date

4th November 2004

ISBN

9780440866404

Categories


It is THE website to use for narrowing down your search for any book. Definitely knocks the socks off any other book review website.

Nickey and Tomasz Hawryszczuk

I love lovereading4kids because I’ve read amazing books I would never have picked up, and its opened doors to new genre’s I now love.

Harriet Cunningham

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

I think Lovereading4kids is an amazing company because of the friendly staff and the fabulous chance to read great books before publication.

Adam Graham

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

We love Lovereading as my 5 year old loves to read new books before anyone else has a chance, she says it makes reading exciting!

Tracey Chorley

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

I love all the books they recommend & put up for me to review. I also love the fact that they give new authors the chance to share their boo

Daisy Pennock – age 15
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools
****