From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials- now a major critically acclaimed BBC series
*Now coming to the stage in the summer of this year! Performed at The Bridge Theatre from July 2020, it will be a theatrical spectacle not to be missed*
A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS WINNER- UK AUTHOR, NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018
A coming of age story like no other . . .
Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.
Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even.
He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta it seems is set to become increasingly far from ordinary.
Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .
Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world . . . meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story ― Independent
A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale ― Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times
High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting ― The Times
About the Author
PhilipPullman was born in Norwich and educated in England, Zimbabwe, Australia and Wales. He studied English at Exeter College, Oxford.
His first children's book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. To date, he has published thirty-three books, read by children and adults alike. His most famous work is the His Dark Materials trilogy. These books have been honoured by several prizes including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Prize, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award - the first time that prize had been given to a children's book. Pullman has received numerous other awards, including the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award. He was knighted in the 2019 New Year's Honours List for Services to Literature.