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Philip Pullman - Author

About the Author

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England, in 1946 and grew up in Zimbabwe and Wales. He has won many awards, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award and the Whitbread Book of the Year Award. His acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials, has been published in thirty-nine languages and sold tens of millions of copies. He lives in Oxford with his wife, and has two sons.

 

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The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

The Tiger in the Well

The Tiger in the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The third book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Sally Lockhart is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, and kill if necessary, for the freedom of her family.

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The final book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted.

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2018

The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Writer's Map An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

The Writer's Map An Atlas of Imaginary Lands

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2018

Maps can transport us, they are filled with wonder, the possibility of real adventure and travels of the mind. This is an atlas of the journeys that writers make, encompassing not only the maps that actually appear in their books, but also the many maps that have inspired them and the sketches that they use in writing. For some, making a map is absolutely central to the craft of shaping and telling their tale. A writer's map might mean also the geographies they describe, the worlds inside books that rise from the page, mapped or unmapped, and the realms that authors inhabit as they write. Philip Pullman recounts a map he drew for an early novel; Robert Macfarlane reflects on his cartophilia, set off by Robert Louis Stevenson and his map of Treasure Island; Joanne Harris tells of her fascination with Norse maps of the universe; Reif Larsen writes about our dependence on GPS and the impulse to map our experience; Daniel Reeve describes drawing maps and charts for The Hobbit trilogy of films; Miraphora Mina recalls creating `The Marauder's Map' for the Harry Potter films; David Mitchell leads us to the Mappa Mundi by way of Cloud Atlas and his own sketch maps. And there's much more besides. Amidst a cornucopia of images, there are maps of the world as envisaged in medieval times, as well as maps of adventure, sci-fi and fantasy, maps from nursery stories, literary classics, collectible comics - a vast range of genres.

Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/09/2018

A mesmerising episode from the universe of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, giving us an extraordinary insight into this world and its characters. When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. She discovers that when a young Texan balloonist Lee came down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little did he realise that he is about to be caught in a war between the residents of the town and the huge arctic bears that also live there. And when Lee meets one of these bears - Iorek - for the first time, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions in the town threaten to erupt ... Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, which includes beautiful illustrations and maps.

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

His Dark Materials Wormell slipcase

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/09/2018

Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Penguin Presents the audio edition of Daemon Voices, written and read by Philip Pullman with an introduction by Simon Mason. In over 30 essays, written over 20 years and recorded by the author himself in his home city of Oxford, one of the worlds great story-tellers meditates on the art of story-telling. Warm, engaging and often amusing collection of writing which offers thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of Philips own stories, the craft of writing and the story-tellers who have meant the most to Philip. The art of story-telling is everywhere present in the essays themselves, in the instantly engaging tone, the vivid imagery and striking phrases, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and learnedness. Together, they are greater than the sum of their parts: a single, sustained engagement with story and story-telling.

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

His Dark Materials: The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 05/07/2018

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

Count Karlstein

Count Karlstein

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

The very first children's novel by Philip Pullman, Count Karlstien is a deliciously terrifying, wickedly funny adventure, beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey. All Souls' Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . . This year, however, the Huntsman doesn't need to go searching. He knows exactly where to find his human prey. Ten years ago, he made a deal with the Count of Karlstein - and now the Demon Huntsman has come to collect his prize . . . Count Karlstien has offered up the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte. Lucky for the orphaned sisters, the Count's maid, Hildi, has heard his evil plan and is determined that they will not be this year's prey - not on her watch . . .

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Far out at sea, and hidden by the mists of time, sails the Mary Alice and her crew - searching for a way home. But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to ANY lengths to track them down... Join John Blake and the crew on an unforgettable time-travelling adventure.

Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

A fun, thriller of an adventure told in words and pictures from master storyteller, Philip Pullman, including beautiful cover illustration by Peter Bailey and sumptuous illustrations throughout by David Mostyn. Rose and Lily and their little brother Ned live in an orphanage - a terrible place, where the porridge is thin and cold, and nobody smiles. One dark and stormy night, they decide enough is enough, and they run away. But hiding in the shadows, as they make their way through the dangerous back streets of London, is Mack the Knife: the most villainous of villains . . . Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets - Mack the Knife included - and he might just be able to save the orphans.

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

From the author the His Dark Materials trilogy and La Belle Sauvage. Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey this beautiful fairytale is perfect for readers young and old. Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is. In search of this final Firework-Making secret, Lila heads off alone on a journey. It is a journey filled with dangers beyond anything she could have imagined, a journey on which she will learn so much more than the one secret she set out to find . . .

His Dark Materials bind-up

His Dark Materials bind-up

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning bind-up edition with a new cover by acclaimed illustrator Chris Wormell. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. The Book of Dust, the long-awaited follow-up, was named Waterstones Book of the Year 2018. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

I Was a Rat! Or, The Scarlet Slippers

I Was a Rat! Or, The Scarlet Slippers

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/06/2018

Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey, this intriguing and exciting tale of chance and misfortune by multi award-winning Philip Pullman, is perfect for readers young and old. I was a Rat! Roger insists, and insists . . . In fact, when Bob the cobbler and his washerwoman wife, Joan, find the young boy abandoned on their doorstep, these are the only words he says. And he does have ratty behaviour, it's true. Staying with Bob and Joan, however, Roger learns quickly to behave more like a human child. They try to find his parents, but the orphanage, police and hospital all have nothing on their records about a lost boy in the city. What is the truth? As more and more people find out about Roger the mysterious rat-boy he faces more and more danger. But sometimes help comes from the most unexpected of places . . .

The Scarecrow and His Servant

The Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey, this brilliantly funny and moving tale by multi-award winning Philip Pullman, is perfect for readers young and old. One night, during a terrible thunderstorm, a boy named Jack shelters in a barn. The following morning he is confused to find a scarecrow with a turnip head calling out to him. For a moment he thinks he is imagining it. But he isn't, the scarecrow has been struck by lightning in exactly the right way to bring him completely to life. Jack becomes the scarecrow's personal servant and together they decide to set out and see the world. It is a journey that neither of them could have possibly imagined, filled with adventure - and it will change them both in ways they never expected . . .

Clockwork or All Wound Up

Clockwork or All Wound Up

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/05/2018

Tick, tick, tick, tock. Once you've wound some things up nothing can stop them . . . It is a cold winter's night when Karl enters the White Horse Tavern looking like he's swallowed a thundercloud. His final task as a clockmaker apprentice is to make a new figure for the great clock of Glockenheim. He has not made the figure - or got any idea of what it could be, and the unveiling is tomorrow. Fritz is also in the tavern; there to read aloud his new spooky story. Like Karl, he hasn't finished. Well, he knows how the story starts and he knows it's called Clockwork - so, with the snow swirling down outside, he sets his story going and just has to hope that the ending will come to him as he tells it. Suddenly, Fritz's story and real life merge in a completely sinister way - and just like clockwork it can't be stopped . . .

His Dark Materials 0: Uber den wilden Fluss

His Dark Materials 0: Uber den wilden Fluss

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/11/2017

Millionen von Fans weltweit haben bereits sehnsuchtig auf dieses Buch gewartet: die Vorgeschichte der beruhmten Trilogie um den Goldenen Kompass!Der 11-jhrige Malcolm lebt mit seinen Eltern und seinem Dmon Asta in Oxford und geht in dem Kloster auf der anderen Seite der Themse aus und ein. Als die Nonnen ein Baby aufnehmen, von dem keiner wissen darf, ist es mit der Ruhe in dem alten Gemuer vorbei. Auch Malcolm schliet das kleine Wesen, das in groer Gefahr zu sein scheint, sofort in sein Herz und setzt alles daran, es zu schtzen. Der Name des Babys: Lyra Belacqua.Alle Bnde der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-SerieHis Dark Materials"e;:Der goldene KompassDas magische MesserDas Bernstein-Teleskop

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2017

The incredible story of Lyra Belacqua will begin in La Belle Sauvage - the first volume of The Book of Dust. Now you have the opportunity to revisit her adventures in Northern Lights, with this graphic novel adaptation of a masterpiece, which comes to life with incredible full-colour art. Follow Lyra's story once again in a way you've never experienced it before, as 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 armoured bears. Lyra hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, never suspecting the shocking truth, that she alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle. This edition combines all three illustrated volumes of the story, now available for the very first time in hardback.

Daemon Voices Essays on Storytelling

Daemon Voices Essays on Storytelling

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/10/2017

In over 30 essays, written over 20 years, one of the world's great story-tellers meditates on story-telling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of Philip's own stories, the craft of writing and the story-tellers who have meant the most to Philip. The art of story-telling is everywhere present in the essays themselves, in the instantly engaging tone, the vivid imagery and striking phrases, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and learnedness. Together, they are greater than the sum of their parts: a single, sustained engagement with story and story-telling.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The third volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. First published in 2000, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. 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...

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 19/10/2017

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua ...

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/10/2017

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

Book of Dust:  La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!2018 Odyssey Honor2018 ALSC Notable Children's RecordingThe Washington PostBest Audiobook of 2017SlateBest Audiobook of 2017BooklistEditor's Choice Audio for YouthAudioFileBest YA Audiobooks of 2017"e;Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait:The Book of Dust is one of them."e; The Washington PostPhilip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novelThe Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "e;one of fantasy's most indelible characters."e; (TheNew York Times Magazine)Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy....Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue.He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dustand the spy it was intended for finds him.When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girljust a babynamed Lyra.Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm."e;The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling."e;The New York Times"e;People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogywith the same helpless vehemence that stole over them whenThe Golden Compasscame out."e; SlateNote: This audiobook was recorded from the U.K. edition.

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 19/10/2017

The British Book Awards Audiobook of the Year 2018. Penguin presents the audio download edition of La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman, read by Michael Sheen.Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . ."e;As a reader and a fan, I was hugely excited on hearing that Phillip was returning to the story of Lyra and Dust and challenging the Authority. And, as an actor, it was a true privilege to be asked to record La Belle Sauvage, the first book of this new work."e; Michael Sheen "e;The best piece of narration I've ever heard"e; - The Bookseller"e;Michael Sheen's narration of Philip Pullman's new novel is better than an army of voice actors his voice is impressive, from the crisp, definitive consonants of its higher registers to the rumbly bass notes Sheen summons when some menace enters the scene, to the vast, buttery expanse of his middle range."e; Slate

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/09/2017

'If I vanished he wouldn't notice, if I died he wouldn't care. I think of him all the time, and he thinks of me not at all. I love him, and my love torments me. There are times when I feel like a ghost beside him; as if he alone is real, and I'm just a daydream.' This is the story of two brothers. One is impassioned and one reserved. One is destined to go down in history and the other to be forgotten. In Pullman's hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years.

Imaginary Friends (from Daemon Voices)

Imaginary Friends (from Daemon Voices)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/06/2017

This book contains a story and several other things. The other things might be connected with the story, or they might not; they might be connected to stories that haven't appeared yet . . . Two years after the conclusion of The Amber Spyglass, Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit high on the roof of Jordan College, gazing down on the streets of Oxford. But their peace is shattered by a flock of enraged starlings, who seem intent on knocking another bird out of the sky - a bird that Lyra and Pan quickly realise is a witch's daemon. The daemon carries worrying tidings of a terrible sickness spreading in the north, and claims that only Lyra can help him - but is he really friend, or foe? Illustrated throughout with exquisite wood-cut engravings by John Lawrence, this beautifully packaged story also contains an extract of Pullman's second short story set in the His Dark Materials world, Once Upon a Time in the North, a map and other missives that seem to have slipped from Lyra's world into our own.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/06/2017

This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader will share the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. This is a dramatised audio with production by Garrick Hagon and narrated by Philip Pullman with a full cast.

Adventures of John Blake

Adventures of John Blake

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/06/2017

Far out at sea, and hidden by the fog of time, sails the Mary Alice and her crew - searching for a way home. But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to ANY lengths to track her down ...When a storm hits a small family yacht throwing a young girl overboard, John Blake dives in to save her and brings her aboard the so-called ghost ship. But trying to return her to her own time means going back to the one place where they run the greatest risk of being completely annihilated. Join Philip Pullman's John Blake and the crew of the Mary Alice in an unforgettable time-travelling adventure on the high seas. With art by Fred Fordham.

Butterfly Tattoo

Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

Young love has tragic, violent consequences in this ';grippingly readable' thriller from the #1 bestselling author of La Belle Sauvage (Times Educational Supplement).Chris Marshall met the girl he was going to kill on a warm night in early June ... Working at an Oxford ball, Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her. When beautiful, secretive Jenny rushes headlong into his life, it seems fate has brought them together. But fate will also drive them mercilessly apart, as enemies hidden in the shadows send the innocent affair spiraling down a dark road of danger, revenge, and betrayal. Chris is about to discover that his ideals of honesty and trust are more complicated than he thought. With Northern Lights and its sequels, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass, Carnegie Medalwinning author Philip Pullman established himself as a multimillion-copy bestselling phenomenon whose work speaks deeply to all ages. This contemporary novel, first published as The White Mercedes, tells the suspenseful story of a teenage romance with profound moral implications.

Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

';A clever and sympathetic teenage identity-crisis novel, full of solid characters' from the #1 bestselling author of La Belle Sauvage (The Guardian). Hailed by the New York Times as ';a credit to the storytelling skill of Philip Pullman,' The Broken Bridge is the tale of Ginny, a sixteen-year-old half-Haitian girl living with her father in a small seaside village in Wales. She's becoming a brilliant artist, just like her mother, who died when Ginny was a baby. Despite the isolation she sometimes feels, her life is turning out OK. Then her social worker cracks open her files and her world falls apart. Ginny's father has kept a devastating secret from her all her life. In fact, everything she thought she knew about her family and her identity is a lie. And now, to find out who she really is, Ginny must relive the dark tragedies in her past. The Broken Bridge is an emotionally deft, deeply involving story from the New York Timesbestselling author of Carnegie Medal winner Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

The Broken Bridge

The Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2017

The Broken Bridge is an insightful and heartfelt story of a teenager's search for her own identity in the face of heartbreaking family secrets by Philip Pullman, author of the award-winning Northern Lights. Sixteen-year-old Ginny's life is secure. Her mother is dead, but she's inherited her outstanding artistic talent, and she loves her life with her father in a seaside village in Wales. But the day a social worker arrives and old files are re-opened, Ginny's world cracks apart. Everything her father has told her about her family is a lie. And Ginny must uncover the hidden secrets of the past on a journey that will ultimately lead her to the mother she's never known . . .

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/03/2017

A devastating story of love, betrayal and revenge, The Butterfly Tattoo is a gripping early novel from Carnegie Medal-winning author, Philip Pullman. Chris falls in love with Jenny the moment he sets eyes on her at an Oxford ball. She's beautiful but secretive and he can't help but want to be with her. But fate is cruel and, as their relationship blossoms, tragedy and violence wait in the wings. Chris's boss has a shady past that won't stay hidden. And his ruthless enemies will use two innocent teenagers to exact their revenge on him . . . *The Butterfly Tattoo was originally published as The White Mercedes.

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 2

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2016

Lyra and Pantalaimon have journeyed north, in search of the missing children and Lord Asriel. But the frozen wilds are harsh and unhospitable, and fearsome enemies are waiting at every turn. If Lyra is to succeed in her quest, she must enlist the help of unexpected allies: an armoured bear and a witch queen. The path ahead will lead to dark truths and grave danger . . . The second book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights, the first of which won the Prix Jeunesse du Festival d'Angouleme.

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

Philip Pullman's Grimm Tales (stage version)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/05/2016

What is that, trailing your footsteps, breathing softly down your neck? Rediscover the magic and wonder of the original Grimm Tales, retold by master-storyteller Philip Pullman. In this stage version by Philip Wilson, you'll meet the familiar characters - Little Red Riding Hood, Rapunzel, Hansel and Gretel - and some unexpected ones too, such as Hans-My-Hedgehog, the Goose Girl at the Spring and the remarkable Thousandfurs. Full of deliciously dark twists and turns, the tales come to life in all their glittering, macabre brilliance - a delight for children and adults alike. These Grimm Tales were first performed as immersive storytelling experiences underneath Shoreditch Town Hall, London, in 2014, and Bargehouse on the South Bank in 2015. They also offer plentiful opportunities for youth theatres, schools and amateur companies looking for a vivid new version of the classic fairytales.

His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy

His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/11/2015

Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman s His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure.This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.Northern LightsLyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar 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 armoured bears. The Subtle KnifeLyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld Citt gazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destiny.The Amber SpyglassWill and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Northern Lights - The Graphic Novel Volume 1

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/09/2015

`Without this child, we shall all die.' Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar 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 armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable. The first book in a stunning three-volume graphic novel adaptation of Northern Lights.

Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story

Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/09/2015

*****Just announced!THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! *****The Collectors is a brand-new e-short, set in the world of Philip Pullman's beloved and bestselling His Dark MaterialsIn this darkly delicious sliver of a tale, Philip Pullman offers a glimpse of the enigmatic girl who will become the sinister Mrs. Coulter. On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford, discussing the unusual pieces one has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that the portrait of a striking young woman and the bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey are connected in mysterious ways. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has traveled time . . . and worlds. Published in 40 countries with over 17 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. This new short tale will delight the many fans eager for any new glimpse into the world of His Dark Materials.

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

The Adventures of the New Cut Gang

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Benny, Thunderbolt, Bridie, Sharky and the Peretti twins are a mixed bunch of vagabonds and urchins who come together to form the New Cut Gang in two comic tales of stolen silver and skulduggery. Fake coins are turning up all over Lambeth and the finger of suspicion is pointing at Thunderbolt's dad - could he really be the forger? The crime-busting New Cut Gang come to the rescue! And when just two clues - a blob of wax and a Swedish match - are discovered at the scene of a break-in, the children find themselves on the trail of an extremely cunning criminal. Set in late Victorian London, these gripping thrillers have now been put together in a single volume - with new illustrations throughout from Horrible Histories illustrator, Martin Brown.

Collectors

Collectors

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 09/03/2015

But the thing is, said Horley, they didn t know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn t about the makers. Only about the works. On a dark winter s night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don t know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.A His Dark Materials story.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The third volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy. First published in 2000, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy. First published in 1997, and acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, it won the UK's top awards for children's literature. 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...

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2015

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Northern Lights: His Dark Materials 1

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon, 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 armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials 2

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy?The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer.When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once.Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld Citt gazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destiny.

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials 3

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/03/2015

We re going to the land of the dead and we re going to come back. Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The first book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Soon after Sally Lockhart's father drowns at sea, she receives an anonymous letter. The dire warning it contains makes a man die of fear at her feet. Determined to discover the truth about her father's death, Sally is plunged into a terrifying mystery in the dark heart of Victorian London, at the centre of which lies a deadly blood-soaked jewel. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2015

The second book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition to celebrate the 30 year anniversary. Sally Lockhart is twenty-two, and running her own financial consultancy - a thoroughly modern woman in a world of pompous men - but she's about to be thrown headlong into a vicious web of murder, mystery and pure evil. When a client's lost investment appears suspicious, Sally investigates. Soon she is ensnared in a whirl of high-society danger and deceit, which can lead her in only one direction - to the terrifying secret of the Shadow in the North.

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

His Dark Materials: Der Goldene Kompass - Die Trilogie (Gesamtausgabe)

His Dark Materials: Der Goldene Kompass - Die Trilogie (Gesamtausgabe)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 03/04/2014

Die Waise Lyra, Hauptfigur in "e;Der Goldene Kompass"e;, lebt in einer Parallelwelt - der unseren ganz ahnlich -, in der Wissenschaft, Theologie und Magie eng miteinander verwoben sind. Als ihr bester Freund verschwindet, macht Lyra sich auf die Suche nach ihm und kommt einer finsteren Verschworung auf die Spur. Sie muss herausfinden, was es mit dem seltsamen "e;Staub"e; auf sich hat. In "e;Das magische Messer"e; bekommt sie dabei Unterstutzung von Will, der ein besonderes Messer besitzt: Mit ihm kann er Fenster zwischen den Welten offnen. Nach und nach entdecken Lyra und Will die Wahrheit uber Lyras Herkunft. Und uber ihre Rolle in der groen Schlacht, die nicht nur eine Welt umfasst und die in "e;Das Bernstein-Teleskop"e; ihren spannenden Abschluss findet.Drei groartige Bande in einer E-Box - Fantasie, Spannung und Lesespa pur!

Scarecrow and his Servant

Scarecrow and his Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 05/12/2013

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life.So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.

Grimms Marchen

Grimms Marchen

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2013

"e;Es war einmal ..."e; - mehr braucht es nicht und schon geht es los! Philip Pullman bringt das Herz der Grimm'schen Marchen zum Schlagen. Der britische Bestsellerautor leiht den Marchen seine Stimme und teilt mit seinen Lesern nicht nur seine Begeisterung fur das Grimm'sche Werk, sondern offenbart ein Wissen uber dessen Entstehung und Hintergrunde, das - zusammen mit den einmaligen Skulpturen des australischen Ausnahmekunstlers Shaun Tan - einen unwiderstehlichen Marchenkosmos schafft.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 04/04/2013

A BEGUILING NEW EPISODE FROM THE UNIVERSE OF HIS DARK MATERIALSLyra's Oxford opens two years after the conclusion of Philip Pullman's The Amber Spyglass in the comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird - a witch's daemon, on it's own - tumbles out of the sky, in search of a healing elixer to cure his witch of a strange new disease. Lyra and Pan decided to help - witches are friends, of course - but the closer their winding walk leads them towards the infamous Oxford alchemist, the stronger Lyra's sense that something is amiss.INCLUDES FOLDOUT MAP AND OTHER MATTER NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN THIS WORLD

Oxford Playscripts: Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror

Oxford Playscripts: Sherlock Holmes and the Limehouse Horror

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/01/2013

His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/10/2012

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning bind-up edition. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

Two Crafty Criminals!

Two Crafty Criminals!

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 11/09/2012

Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Banka place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own father may be behind the crime. But his friends devise a way to trap the real culprit. Then the gang takes on the case of some stolen silver. They have just two cluesa blob of wax, and an unusually long match. But even this slippery thief is unmasked by the determined kids of the New Cut. Filled with silly sleuthing, improbable disguises, crazy ruses, and merry mayhem, these stories are action-packed romps from one of the best storytellers everPhilip Pullman.From the Hardcover edition.

His Dark Materials slipcase

His Dark Materials slipcase

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy in one slipcase. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has now been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. Today, the fabulous story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting rendition of the classic tale ALADDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMP. With magic and mischief in equal measure, it will captivate readers of all ages.

His Dark Materials Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials Gift Edition including all three novels: Northern Light, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman, Lucy Hughes-Hallett Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2011

Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra's search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.

The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned...

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

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...

White Mercedes

White Mercedes

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance - and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way.

Broken Bridge

Broken Bridge

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/03/2011

Although she has been raised by her father, sixteen-year-old Ginny has always felt a bond with her mother, a Haitian painter whom she has never known. Like her mother, Ginny is a talented and passionate artist. As the only mixed-race teen in a small Welsh village, Ginny hasn't always had an easy life, but her love for art has always helped her get along. Then her world is turned upside down. First she learns that she has a white half brother, the child of her father's first marriage. Then she uncovers some startling news about her mother. Suddenly, her whole life seems like a lie. Desperate and confused, Ginny sets off on an urgent quest to find the truth about her past - and lay claim to her true identity.

The Firework Maker's Daughter

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman, Stephen Russell Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2010

The Firework-Maker's Daughter, is award winning children's writer Philip Pullman's brilliant and inspiring story about Lila, who dreams of becoming a firework-maker just like her father.

Four Tales

Four Tales

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/10/2010

Four Tales brings together four of Philip Pullman's classic fairy tales for younger readers: The Firework-Maker's Daughter, I Was a Rat!, The Scarecrow and his Servant and Clockwork. This beautiful gift edition contains a prologue and epilogue from the author, as well as stunning illustrations from Peter Bailey. The Firework-Maker's Daughter: Lila is determined to become a firework maker like her father. But can she convince Razvani, the Fire Fiend who lurks in Mount Merapi, that girls have what it takes, too? I Was a Rat!: When a small boy turns up on the doorstep of old Bob the cobbler and Joan the washerwoman, all he can tell them is 'I was a rat!'. But who is he really, and where has he come from? A wonderful, surprising and sharply-observed re-telling of Cinderella. The Scarecrow and his Servant: After a bolt of lightning hits him, a scarecrow is brought magically to life... but without many brains. Young Jack becomes his faithful ally, and an exciting and adventure-packed journey begins. Clockwork: A tormented apprentice, a deadly mechanical knight, a girl with a perhaps too-tender heart, and an inventor who some say is the devil... all wrapped up in a Gothic story-within-a-story, as elegantly crafted as the most intricate clockwork.

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 20/05/2010

This is a story.In this ingenious and spellbinding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the listener questions that will continue to reverberate long after the final word is spoken. For above all, this audiobook is about how stories become stories.

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/04/2010

This is not a gospel. This is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

His Dark Materials 1: Der Goldene Kompass

His Dark Materials 1: Der Goldene Kompass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2010

Lyra lebt in einem College in Oxford und bekommt eines Tages Besuch von ihrem Onkel Asriel, der dort fur eine Expedition in den hohen Norden werben will. Er zeigt den Wissenschaftlern unglaubliche Bilder von dem, was er dort zu finden glaubt: eine ganz andere, fantastische Welt! Kurz nach seiner Abreise geschehen merkwurdige Dinge: Ein Kind nach dem anderen verschwindet. Ob das etwas mit der Expedition zu tun hat? Als es auch Lyras besten Freund betrifft, macht sie sich selbst auf in den Norden und findet tatsachlich die Brucke zwischen den Welten. Mutig wagt sie den ersten Schritt ...Dies ist der erste Band der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-Serie "e;His Dark Materials"e;.Alle Bande des epischen Meisterwerks:Der goldene KompassDas magische MesserDas Bernstein-TeleskopDie "e;His Dark Materials"e;-Serie ist abgeschlossen.

His Dark Materials 2: Das Magische Messer

His Dark Materials 2: Das Magische Messer

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2010

Zehn Jahre ist es her, dass Wills Vater bei einer Polarexpedition verschwand. Jetzt interessieren sich plotzlich zwielichtige Gestalten fur den Forscher - und fur Will. Doch der Junge findet durch Zufall das perfekte Versteck: eine andere Welt. Hier begegnet er Lyra, die wie er einem groen Geheimnis auf der Spur ist. Gemeinsam geraten die beiden in einen erbitterten Kampf, bei dem die Zukunft ihrer Welten auf dem Spiel steht ...Dies ist der zweite Band der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-Serie "e;His Dark Materials"e;.Alle Bande des epischen Meisterwerks:Der goldene KompassDas magische MesserDas Bernstein-TeleskopDie "e;His Dark Materials"e;-Serie ist abgeschlossen.

His Dark Materials 3: Das Bernstein-Teleskop

His Dark Materials 3: Das Bernstein-Teleskop

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/02/2010

Viele atemberaubende Abenteuer haben Lyra und Will schon bestanden, seit der Goldene Kompass sie zusammenbrachte. Aber ihre gemeinsame Reise ist noch lange nicht zu Ende. Immer deutlicher spurt Lyra, dass eine Antwort auf ihre Fragen nur im Reich der Toten zu finden ist. Gegen alle Widerstande steigen Will und sie in diese schrecklichste aller Welten hinab. Sie wissen, dass am Ende dieses Weges noch groere Gefahren auf sie warten, denn die Allermachtigsten rusten sich zur entscheidenden Schlacht zwischen Gut und Bose ...Dies ist der dritte und letzte Band der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-Serie "e;His Dark Materials"e;.Alle Bande des epischen Meisterwerks:Der goldene KompassDas magische MesserDas Bernstein-TeleskopDie "e;His Dark Materials"e;-Serie ist abgeschlossen.

Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials

Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 22/04/2008

Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.

Count Karlstein - The Novel

Count Karlstein - The Novel

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2007

Count Karlstein, or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman, was Philip Pullman's first novel for children, published by Chatto and Windus in 1982. It is a wonderful gothic melodrama which he first wrote as a play for school-children when he was an English teacher. No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their home on All Souls Eve - the night Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey. But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargin with Zamiel, and so the lives of his young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte,are in danger. Their only hope lies with Hildi, a castle maidservant, and her fearless brother, Peter. Can they save the girls from their dreadful fate? Only one thing is certain - the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied!

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Tiger In the Well

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Tiger In the Well

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 24/10/2006

Sally Lockhart, trying to put her troubled past behind her after her fiance's death, has settled into a comfortable life with her daughter, Harriet, her career, and her London friends. But her world comes crashing down around her when a complete stranger claims to be both her husband and Harriet's father, casting doubt on her spotless reputation. Seeking the answers to this terrible dilemma, Sally realizes with growing horror that there is a guiding hand behind all this deceit; someone who hates her so passionately that he has devoted years to bringing about her ruin. She has no choice but to escape with her child into the crime-ridden slums of London's East End. Suddenly it isn't only Sally's reputation that is in danger.

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Ruby In the Smoke

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Ruby In the Smoke

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

"e;Beware the seven blessings. . . ."e;When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father's hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues that will solve the puzzle of her father's death. Pursued by villains and cutthroats at every turn, she at last uncovers two dark mysteries. One involves the opium trade; the other, a stolen ruby of enormous value. Sally soon learns that she is the key to bothand that it's worth her very life to find out why.From the Whitbread Awardwinning author of The Amber Spyglass comes a feverishly paced Victorian thrillerand the acclaimed debut of an unforgettable young heroine.

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 17/10/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials and narrated by Michael Sheen, has beenhailed by theNew York Timesas "e;a stunning achievement."e;Find it on audio from Listening Library.*****An exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman'sHis Dark MaterialssagaLyra's Oxfordopens in the thrilling comfort and familiarity of Jordan College, where Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon sit on the sun-drenched roof looking out over all of Oxford. But their peace is shattered when a strange bird (a witch's daemon, on its own) tumbles out of the sky. It is Ragi, daemon of Yelena Pazhets, and he seeks a healing elixir from an infamous Oxford alchemist (and rumored man-slaughterer) to cure his witch of a strange new disease from the South. Lyra and Pan decide to help and guide him (witches are friends, of course) but the closer their winding walk leads them to the alchemist's house, the stronger Lyra's sense that she's walking into a deadly trap.

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Shadow In the North

Sally Lockhart Mystery: The Shadow In the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 10/10/2006

The year is 1878, and Sally Lockhart has started her own financial consulting business. When a client loses a fortune in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally is determined to find out why. But as she comes closer to learning the identity of the firm's elusive owner, she discovers that her questions are far from simpleand that the answers could cost her her life."e;The action is fast, scenes are tight and dramatic, the language is vivid, and the wealth of minor characters is sharply individualized. An immensely entertaining thriller."e;Booklist(starred)

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 15/08/2006

Read by the author and a full cast8 hours 55 minutes, 8 cassettesThe universe has broken wide, and Lyra's friend lies dead. Desperate for answers and set on revenge, Lyra bursts into a new world in pursuit of his killer. Instead, she finds Will, just twelve years old and already a murderer himself. He's on a quest as fierce as Lyra's, and together they strike out into this sunlit otherworld.On this journey marked by danger, Will and Lyra forge ahead. But with every step and each new horror, they move closer to the greatest threat of alland the shattering truth of their own destiny.In this stunning sequel to The Golden Compas, Philip Pullman continues His Dark Materials trilogy and confirms it as an undoubted and enduring classic.AWARDS AND HONORSALA Best Books for Young AdultsPublishers Weekly Best Book of the YearHorn Book Fanfare Honor BookBulletin of the Center for Children's BooksBlue Ribbon BookBook Links Best Book of the YearParents' Choice Gold Book AwardAmerican Bookseller Pick of the Lists

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "e;a stunning achievement."e;*****The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compassthe modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "e;All-Time Greatest Novel"e; and Newsweek hailed as a "e;Top 100 Book of All Time"e;and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion with The Amber Spyglass.Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to playand a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed.Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape.As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the livingand the deadcomes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore.A #1 New York TimesBestsellerWinner of the Whitbread AwardWinner of the British Book Award (Children's)Published in 40 Countries"e;Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien."e; Smithsonian Magazine"e;Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement."e; The Cincinnati Enquirer"e;War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted."e; The New York Times Book Review"e;Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told."e; The Boston Globe

Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

*****THE BOOK OF DUST,the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has beenhailed by the New York Times as "e;a stunning achievement."e;*****The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an ';All-Time Greatest Novel' and Newsweek hailed as a ';Top 100 Book of All Time.' Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.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 masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.A #1 New York TimesBestsellerWinner of the Guardian Prize for Children's FictionPublished in 40 Countries"e;Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years."e; The Washington Post "e;Very grand indeed."e; The New York Times"e;Pullman is quite possibly a genius."e; Newsweek

Count Karlstein

Count Karlstein

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor.

Scarecrow and His Servant

Scarecrow and His Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 27/06/2006

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surpriseand comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangersbattles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islandshe never realizes hes being followed by the one family who desperately wishes hed never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?From the Hardcover edition.

The Scarecrow and his Servant

The Scarecrow and his Servant

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2005

One night there was a thunderstorm. A tattered scarecrow stood in the wind and rain, taking no notice . . . until a bolt of lightning struck his turnip head. The scarecrow blinked with surprise and came to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant, and they set out to journey to Spring Valley together. Along the way there's no end of excitement - battle and shipwreck, brigands and tricksters - and it's up to Jack time after time to save the day.

His Dark Materials Part 2: The Subtle Knife (Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation)

His Dark Materials Part 2: The Subtle Knife (Radio Full-Cast Dramatisation)

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces Will Parry - a young boy in search of his long-lost explorer father. Will's discovery of an extraordinary 'window in the air' near the Oxford ring road leads him out of our world and into the strange and unsettling Cittagazze. There he meets Lyra, a girl who is herself searching for something: the secret of the mystical substance Dust. Moving back and forth through the portal, Will and Lyra join forces in their quest. As they make allies and enemies along the way, they also learn of the subtle knife. An object which many would kill to possess, the knife has incredible powers, and Will finds himself reluctantly in a fight for its possession. Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding, Peter Marinker and Jack Klaff are amongst the cast in this gripping dramatisation.

His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights

His Dark Materials Part 1: Northern Lights

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. Northern Lights, the opening instalment, sees Lyra and her shape-changing daemon embark on a dangerous quest. In Oxford, Lyra learns that children are being kidnapped by the mysterious Gobblers. When her friend Roger vanishes she determines to find him, and is given a powerful alethiometer which can reveal the truth in all things. After discovering that the adults around her are not what they seem, Lyra and Pantalaimon join forces with a band of Gyptians. Travelling north they encounter witch-queens and armoured bears, before being captured and taken to Bolvangar - where children are being used in terrible and secret experiments... Gripping, full of suspense and often funny, this BBC Radio 4 dramatisation has an all-star cast including Terence Stamp, Emma Fielding, Bill Paterson, Kenneth Cranham, and Ray Fearon.

His Dark Materials Part 3: The Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials Part 3: The Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: eBook Release Date: 01/12/2004

The award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy is a breathtaking epic adventure spanning a multitude of worlds. In The Amber Spyglass, the third and final instalment, the war between good and evil reaches a shattering conclusion. Lyra and Will are helped by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. The great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison reappears, as does Dr Mary Malone, creator of the amber spyglass. Then there are the tiny, dragonfly-riding Gallivespians, and the wheel-borne Mulefa with their ability to see the mysterious substance Dust. As childhood slips away from them, Lyra and Will face new dangers - including the daemon-destroying Spectres and a journey into the world of the dead. The pair must play their part in the climax of a war for the future of all worlds. Winner of the Whitbread Book of the Year, The Amber Spyglass is an exciting full-cast drama starring Terence Stamp, Ray Fearon, Emma Fielding and Philip Madoc.

His Dark Materials (stage version)

His Dark Materials (stage version)

Author: Philip Pullman, Nicholas Wright Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2004

It is difficult to convey the scale of rapture - and of box-office revenue - created last Christmas by Nicholas Wright's dramatisation of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. With every performance sold out even before the press-night, the National Theatre decided to bring the show back for an even longer run next Christmas - playing right through from November to end April. Nicholas Wright has revisited his adaptation, tightening and improving it, and this revised version is to be published alongside the re-opening.

I Was a Rat!

I Was a Rat!

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

'I WAS A RAT!' So insists Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he NOW? A terrifying monster rampaging in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A money-spinning fairground freak? He is to Mr Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a downy card? That's what Billy hopes. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. Only one of them knows who Roger really is. And luckily a story about her can sell even more newspapers than one about a rat-boy ...

Clockwork

Clockwork

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

Tick, tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wend them up, nothing will stop them ...A tormented apprentice clock-maker, a deadly mechanical knight in armour - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil ...Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork ...

The Firework Maker's Daughter

The Firework Maker's Daughter

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/11/2004

What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time? This edition is beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey.

Life and Death A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Life and Death A Collection of Classic Poetry and Prose

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/10/2004

Includes poems by Matthew Arnold, William Cowper, Byron, Donne, Robert Frost and Keats, as well as extracts from Wuthering Heights, The Divine Comedy and The Pilgrim's Progress.

Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2003

This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader shares the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. The book includes a wonderful new story by Philip Pullman, fully illustrated intricate maps and other ephemera from Lyra's universe. The text is illustrated throughout in beautiful black and white wood-blocks by the highly acclaimed engraver, John Lawrence, together with specially printed three-colour pull out maps of Lyra's Oxford. This publication could have come from a parallel universe. The short story contained within Lyra's Oxford finds Lyra with her daemon Pantalaimon a couple of years after the end of The Amber Spyglass. Sitting on the roofs of Oxford she sees a bird, the daemon of a witch, a storm petrel flying towards her pursued by a huge and angry flock of starlings. Birds play a big part in this story. And gradually a mystery unfolds-

Count Karlstein, or the Ride of the Demon Huntsman Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman Complete & Unabridged

Count Karlstein, or the Ride of the Demon Huntsman Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman Complete & Unabridged

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/11/2003

Who would dare venture outdoors on All Souls' Eve knowing that Zamiel the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? But evil Count Karlstein has struck a bargain with Zamiel - and his two young nieces Charlotte and Lucy stand to lose out in the pact. What can the girls do to escape their fate? Brilliantly informed by a variety of classic, and not so classic, sources, this tale gallops along at high speed and is a multi-voice dramatisation with music and sound effects.

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Box Set) Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations

His Dark Materials Trilogy (Box Set) Three BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisations

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/01/2003

A breathtaking epic, the award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy spans a multitude of worlds. The opening instalment Northern Lights is set in a parallel world like, yet very unlike, our own. Twelve-year-old Lyra, whose daemon Pantalaimon is part of her very self, is growing up in an ancient, ritual-haunted Oxford. She becomes involved in a quest to find her father and rescue her friend Roger from evil kidnappers, aided by armoured bears, Gyptians and a witch-queen. The second instalment, The Subtle Knife, introduces us to Will Parry - a young boy with a dangerous mission to fulfil. When he and Lyra cross paths, they decide to help each other, but the world of Cittagazze is a strange and unsettling place, where deadly soul-eating Spectres roam... The concluding instalment, The Amber Spyglass, brings the saga to a thrilling close. Lyra and Will are aided by friends old and new as they continue their perilous journey. As childhood slips away, they face further dangers - including a terrifying voyage to the world of the dead. Mixing science, theology and magic to fantastic and exciting effect, Pullman's gripping trilogy was an international bestseller, and these thrilling full-cast dramatisations bring Philip Pullman's masterpiece to vivid life. 6 CDs. 7 hrs 30 mins.

Puss In Boots

Puss In Boots

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2001

Imagine how Jacques feels when he learns that his older brothers have inherited the mill and the donkey, and all he's got is the CAT! Well, he's not fed up for long, because he soon discovers that Puss is no ordinary cat... Not only can he talk (which is pretty unusual for a cat), but he's also got brains. And he's got a plan - a plan that involves Jacques, a Royal Princess and a very large fortune! However, there are some things that Puss hasn't included in his plan, such as a very hungry Ogre, some sleepless Ghouls and more than a touch of magic . . .

Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman

Count Karlstein: or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/1992

Who would dare venture outdoors on All Souls' Eve knowing that Zamiel the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? But evil Count Karlstein has struck a bargain with Zamiel - and his two young nieces Charlotte and Lucy stand to lose out in the pact. What can the girls do to escape their fate? Brilliantly informed by a variety of classic, and not so classic, sources, this tale gallops along at high speed and is a highly visual and very unusual book.

Spring-Heeled Jack

Spring-Heeled Jack

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/1991

Deep in the murkiest back streets of old London town, three children are escaping from an orphanage. But lurking in the fog, watching Rose, Lily and Ned, is a king among villains - Mack the Knife! A dreadful fate looks certain until, from out of nowhere, a figure with glowing, red eyes appears. He leaps through the air like a firework - it's Spring-Heeled Jack, scourge of evil-doers!