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Days after she witnesses a mysterious explosion in 19th-century London, 16-year-old Becky Winter is on her way to a small country In Central Europe, as a companion to Adelaide, a Cockney commoner who'd rather play board games than be a princess. But after an assassination makes Adelaide ruler of Razkavia, she rises to the occasion and her new station, gleefully playing international politics with the help of Becky and Jim Taylor, a dashing young detective.
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"Fans of Pullman's writing should find much to enjoy here."--Booklist.About the Author:
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England and was brought up in Rhodesia, Australia, London and Wales. Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in English, and has taught middle school at Westminter College. He is the author of many highly-acclaimed books for young readers, from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers, and has written plays and picture books for readers of all ages. Philip's current book, The Golden Compass , has been hailed as "a rich combination of high fantasy, high drama, and intense emotion" by author Lloyd Alexander, and "extraordinary storytelling at it's very best" by the Detroit Free-Press .
Philip currently lives in Oxford with his wife, Judith, and children.
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Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers. Hardcover. Condition: New. 067984757X New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW7.1827176
Book Description Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1994. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P11067984757X
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