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  - CarltonC -

A good fantasy adventure story, with richly imagined details especially of Oxford and the canal boats into the fens, but on its own a children's book (child hero rescuing children). It will be interesting to see how Pullman develops the ideas, mainly hinted at in this first volume. Read full review

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User Review  - expatscot -

I suffered my way through this trilogy as it was "The greatest thing" and concluded that it was only deemed such as the Literati never deign to read Sci-Fi and so thought he dreamt up all the stuff he just re-hashed. Read full review

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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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