The Golden Compass

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Findaway World Llc, Nov 9, 2007 - Juvenile Fiction
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar, Pantalaimon, always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more than mortal battle. Beautifully crafted and thrillingly told, this first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy has been hailed as a modern fantasy classic. Along with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, The Golden Compass is a masterwork of storytelling and suspense, beloved by readers and listeners of all ages around the world.

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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


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 (2007)

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He is the author of The Book of Dust, volume 1. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005.

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