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Winner of the Carnegie of Carnegies in 2007 and Carnegie winner in 1995, Northern Lights is 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+)
Books in His Dark Materials Series:
1. Northern Lights
'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...
Publication date: 03/03/2011
|Publication date:||3rd March 2011|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, eBook Favourites,|
|Collections:||80 Book Series and Trilogies to Fall in Love With , 100+ Children’s Books to Read as an Adult - Grown-up But Never Outgrown., Book To Screen Adaptations - Do You Like Or Loathe Them?,|
|Categories:||Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Adventure stories (Children's / Teenage),|
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 BruceMore About Philip Pullman