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The Firework Maker's Daughter

by Philip Pullman

The Firework Maker's Daughter Synopsis

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.

The Firework Maker's Daughter Press Reviews

One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own - sheer genius * Independent * Full of hilarious, lovable characters this is a book you will want to read over and over again * The Sunday Times * Pullman knows it is not enough to bargain on the richness of children's minds: successful writing of this kind depends on the creation of imaginative worlds that have enough internal coherence to be not only comprehensible but inhabitable * Independent on Sunday * A wonderfully written adventure story * Guardian * A brilliant book * Derby Evening Telegraph *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780440866404
Publication date: 4th November 2004
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 144 pages
Categories: General fiction (Children's / Teenage),

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.

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