The Golden Compass

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Paw Prints, Nov 13, 2008 - Juvenile Fiction - 351 pages
Living among scholars in the hallowed halls of Jordan College, Lyra hears rumors of a magical dust that supposedly possesses powers that can unite whole universes, and begins a difficult and dangerous journey to find it.

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User Review  - dopey14mj - Borders

This is a great fantasy, adventure book. As Lyra leaves her university home in order to save her best friend, she must depend upon polar bears, witches and gypsies to accomplish her mention. Sometimes ... Read full review

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User Review  - LiviaDel - Borders

This is one of the most original fantasy books I have ever read. I loved the adventure, drama and mystery of it. Couldn't wait to read the next. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Philip Pullman, 1946 - Philip Pullman was born in 1946 and spent part of his youth living in Australia and graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. Pullman is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. He is a recent recipient of the highest award given for children's literature in England, the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for "The Golden Compass," the first book of the "His Dark Materials" trilogy.

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