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Golden Compass

PHILIP PULLMAN

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ISBN 10: 0679879242 / ISBN 13: 9780679879244
Published by Random House Childrens Books April 1996, 1996
Used Condition: Fine (F) Hardcover
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Appears unread, crisp, clean, bright and tight. Near fine book/Near Fine Dust Jacket , except for a tiny bleeding from the spine to the jacket at bottom. BEAUTIFUL copy. This is the first in Pullman's wonderful fantasy/adventure trilogy 'His Dark Materials' The first volume of Philip Pullman's trilogy His Dark Materials, The Golden Compass (named Northern Lights as UK edition) introduces an extraordinary young girl named Lyra who is setting out on a journey in search of her missing friend Roger. Accompanying Lyra is her daemon Pantalaimon, who is just another member of this universe, much like Earth as we know it, yet very different. Winner of the Carnegie Medal for children's fiction in the UK in 1995. Bookseller Inventory # 20080709101735

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Title: Golden Compass

Publisher: Random House Childrens Books April 1996

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine (F)

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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***** Just announced! The long-anticipated new work from Mr. Pullman, THE BOOK OF DUST, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! *****


The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an ?All-Time Greatest Novel? and Newsweek hailed as a ?Top 100 Book of All Time.? Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.


Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which contintues with The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries

"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." --The Washington Post

"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times

"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." --Newsweek

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The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an ?All-Time Greatest Novel? and Newsweek hailed as a ?Top 100 Book of All Time.? Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which contintues with The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries

"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." -- The Washington Post

"Very grand indeed." -- The New York Times

"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." --Newsweek

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