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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 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.

The Butterfly Tattoo

The Butterfly Tattoo

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 01/11/2010

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.

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.

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2009

'Written with masterly ease from the reigning master of children's literature' - The Daily Telegraph 'Wonderful story ...illustrations add terrific atmosphere and drama' - Booktrusted News 'Perfect' - Guardian A cut well above other fairy-tale books. Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting story. Prestigious illustrator, Sophy Williams, creates a detailed and vibrant world in this special rendition of the classic tale 'Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp'.

The Tin Princess

The Tin Princess

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Jim Taylor, Sally's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia 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. This dramatic story of love, loyalty and venture is the final novel in the quartet.

The Shadow in the North

The Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/05/2009

Sally is now 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: 04/05/2009

Sally 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, with a gun if necessary, for the freedom of her family. The third instalment of the quartet.

His Dark Materials Trilogy Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass

His Dark Materials Trilogy Northern Lights, Subtle Knife, Amber Spyglass

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2008

Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning, large-format, bind-up edition. Since the first volume was published in 1955, 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. The extraordinary story moves between parallel universes. Beginning in Oxford, it takes Lyra and her animal-daemon Pantalaimon on a dangerous rescue mission to the ice kingdoms of the far north, where she begins to learn about the mysterious particles they call Dust - a substance for which a terrible war between different worlds will be fought...'This trilogy is one of the great imaginative works in the English Language. And it contains one of the best villains in all literature' - Terry Jones. Phillip Pullman has won the CILIP Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Children's book of the Year - British Book Awards, the Whitbread Book of the Year, the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award.

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.

Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 03/04/2008

This is the mesmerising story of the very first meeting of those two legends and friends, Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armoured bear. When Lee and his daemon, Hester, land in the Arctic town of Novy Odense, they quickly become embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. So when Iorek offers to help, Lee is only too happy to accept. Together they take on a slippery politician, his monstrous gas-powered gun and a murderous gunfighter. And so begins a friendship that will continue throughout their lives. This audio edition is performed by Philip Pullman with a full cast and produced by Garrick Hagan.

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Shadow in the North

Sally Lockhart Quartet: Shadow in the North

Author: Philip Pullman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2007

Sally is now 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.