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The Golden Compass (Hardcover)
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"The most magnificent fantasy series since "The Lord of the Rings."" --"The Oregonian"
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.
Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is "Lyra" a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.
But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other. . . .
A "New York Times" Bestseller
A "Newsweek" Top 100 Book of All Time
An "Entertainment Weekly" All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
"Very grand indeed." --"The New York Times"
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling."" --The Washington Post"
"A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." --"Kirkus Reviews," Starred
"The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss." --Terry Brooks.
About the Author
Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal (England); The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents Choice Gold Book Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first children s book to win the overall Whitbread Award (England); and Lyra s Oxford. His other books for children and young adults include The Scarecrow and His Servant, Spring-Heeled Jack, Count Karlstein, and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart: The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, and The Tiger in the Well. A graduate of Oxford University with a degree in English, Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England.
"As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension. This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next installment of Lyra's adventures."--(starred review), Publishers Weekly