make the most of Lovereading win prizes
Search our site
Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber Read the opening extract of the brand new Kathleen Barber book before its publication on 27/12/2017

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman
  

Northern Lights

Part of the His Dark Materials Series
NewGen - YA Fiction   All Shortlists and Winners   eBook Favourites   eBook Favourites   
Download an extract Share this book

Lovereading view...

Author shortlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2011.

A 2011 World Book Night selection.

Winner of the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2007 and Carnegie winner in 1995.

Part one of Philip Pullman’s magnificent trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian which leads to some dangerous questioning. It also marks the beginning of Lyra’s search for her friend Roger, a search that takes her to the ice kingdoms of the North where armoured bears rule. Lyra’s courage and stubborn determination lead her on this mission of incredible danger in this brilliant and imaginative story. The author’s vivid imagination and vision is so spectacular and moving that it will leave you almost speechless with admiration and the amazingly diverse characters will be universally admired by all those who read about them. It’s completely original and totally spellbinding; a true classic that will stand the test of time much in the way Tolkien’s famous work has done. If we at Lovereading were to pick out our ‘winner of winners’ then it would be Northern Lights, the first in Pullman’s Dark Materials trilogy. (12+)

To find out more about this book CLICK HERE to visit the Carnegie Greenaway site

Our Editorial Guru, Sarah Broadhurst, has suggested others book and authors that would be perfect for you to read next or to pass on the recommendation - so your gift will keep on giving enjoyment. Her selections for this title are: Stephen Hunt, C S Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia), Col Buchanan (Farlander)

If you like Philip Pullman you might also like to read books by Kathleen McGowan, Paulo Coelho and Anne Rice.

Synopsis

Northern Lights by Philip Pullman

'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...

About the Author

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

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

3rd March 2011

Author

Philip Pullman

More books by Philip Pullman
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Author's Website

www.philip-pullman.com/

Author's Facebook Latest

Loading facebook updates...
Loading twitter updates...

Publisher

Scholastic

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

NewGen - YA Fiction
All Shortlists and Winners
eBook Favourites
eBook Favourites

Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage)

ISBN

9781407130224

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

You can trust Lovereading to show unbiased reviews by actual, ordinary readers that help likeminded booklovers choose their next great read.

Linda Hill

For me, to read is to learn, to reflect, to escape, to think, to contemplate and my time for space and calm.

Sally Ellsmore

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

I 'Lovereading' because it lets me see what new books are around with a detailed synopsis and readers' reviews.

Judith Sharp

Thanks to Lovereading I have discovered new writers and read books I would never had looked twice at - and enjoyed them.

Angela Rhodes

The selections are so varied and the reader reviews are so helpful. A fantastic website for those who love books.

Ann Quintilla

Lovereading is pitched at just the right level for all the various types of people who enjoy reading in its many forms.

Pam Woodburn

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools