The Firework-maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman

The Firework-maker's Daughter

Written by Philip Pullman

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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.


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.

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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.

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144 pages


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Random House Children's Books

Publication date

4th November 2004




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