The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Category: Book
By (author): Pullman, Philip
Series: His Dark Materials
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Action & Adventure / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Science Fiction / General
Audience: young adult
Awards: ALA Best Books for Young Adults (1997) Winner
American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) Award - Children (1997) 07
Maine Student Book Award (1997) Winner
Texas Lonestar Reading List (1999) Winner
Massachusetts Children's Book Award (1998) Short-listed
ALA Notable Children's Book (1997) Winner
Publisher: Random House Children's Books
Published: September 2003
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.88in x 4.25in x 1.00in
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*

Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle-a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold, far North, young Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: She alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.
 
New York Times Bestseller
Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time
An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction

 
"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times
 
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling." --The Washington Post
 
"A shattering tale that begins with a promise and delivers an entire universe." --Kirkus Reviews, Starred
 
"The Golden Compass is one of the best fantasy / adventure stories that I have read. This is a book no one should miss." --Terry Brooks
 

Review Quote*"As always, Pullman is a master at combining impeccable characterizations and seamless plotting, maintaining a crackling pace to create scene upon scene of almost unbearable tension. This glittering gem will leave readers of all ages eagerly awaiting the next installment of Lyra's adventures."-Publishers Weekly, Starred

"Extraordinary storytelling at its very best."-The Detroit Free Press

"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling."-The Washington Post
Biographical NotePhilip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.