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La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

by Philip Pullman

'new gen' - Great Fiction for Young Adults eBooks of the Month Fantasy

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One Synopsis

WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations. A coming of age story like no other . . . Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even. He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta is, it seems, set to become increasingly far from ordinary. Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One Press Reviews

Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world . . . meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story - Independent

No one else writes like Pullman . . . entirely worth the 17-year wait - Imogen Russell Williams, Metro

A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

An utter joy . . . generous, frightening, thrilling, clever and ingenious - Scotsman

High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting - The Times

A thrilling page-turner - Daily Express

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780241365854
Publication date: 03/09/2018
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780385604413
Publication date: 19/10/2017
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books an imprint of Penguin Random House Children's UK
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780241365854
Publication date: 3rd September 2018
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 592 pages
Genres: NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites, Fantasy,
Categories: Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),

About Philip Pullman

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.   Author photo © K T Bruce

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