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The Subtle Knife Gift Edition

Written by Philip Pullman

Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon

Part of the His Dark Materials Series

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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 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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The Subtle Knife Gift Edition Synopsis

What is he? A friend, or an enemy? He is a murderer. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the worlds...

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials, in a stunning gift edition. Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

The Subtle Knife Gift Edition Press Reviews

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

'A genuine masterpiece of intelligent, imaginative storytelling.' Mail On Sunday

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

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ISBN: 9780702301681
Publication date: 21/11/2019
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780702301681
Publication date: 21st November 2019
Author: Philip Pullman
Illustrator: Melissa Castrillon
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Suitable for: 11+ readers, 13+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical

About 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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