|By (author):||Pullman, Philip|
|Series:||His Dark Materials|
|Subject:||FICTION / Fantasy / Epic|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General|
|YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General|
|Publisher:||Random House Children's Books|
|Size:||9.00in x 7.13in x 0.25in|
|From The Publisher*||The world of Philip Pullman's internationally bestselling His Dark Materials saga is brought to visual life in book 1 of a three-volume graphic adaptation of The Golden Compass.|
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon familiar 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, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win-or to lose-this more-than-mortal battle.
The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way.
"Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling." -The Washington Post
|Review Quote*||"The story's signature fantasies-the daemons; the armored mercenary polar bears; and the alethiometer-are realized with compelling force (and, in the case of the daemons, humor). [This] retelling will bring Pullman's work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred review|
"The small and detailed but very clear panels are full of expressive faces, discernible action, and moody shadowing. Readers familiar with Pullman's novel will appreciate this artistic adaptation, as will readers who simply prefer graphic novels to prose."--Booklist
"Whether this is a reader's first experience with the tale or they are already familiar with the story, they should be delighted by this rendition."--School Library Journal
|Biographical Note||PHILIP 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) 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 philip-pullman.com and hisdarkmaterials.com.