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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman
Mass Market Paperback
Sep 09, 2003 | 368 Pages
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“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


ALA Best Books for Young Adults WINNER 1997

ALA Notable Children’s Book WINNER 1997

Carnegie Medal WINNER 1996

Maine Student Book Award WINNER 1997

Texas Lonestar Reading List WINNER 1999 50 Best Books for Kids WINNER 2012

American Booksellers Book of the Year (ABBY) Award – Children NOMINEE 1997

Massachusetts Children’s Book Award FINALIST 1998

Author Essay

What can I say?  WOW!  For years this friend of mine, who (for reasons of her own) reads a lot of young adult fiction, had been recommending that I read Phillip Pullman.  But who wants to read books skewed to youngsters?  So when this book came in, I figured OK, I could read the manuscript and kill two birds with the one proverbial stone:  deal with the submission and get this pesky friend off my back for good.  Well, THE GOLDEN COMPASS blew me away.  I loved it; I love the sequel, THE SUBTLE KNIFE.  And I went back and read Pullman’s other books, and loved them too (though GOLDEN COMPASS AND SUBTLE KNIFE are the best.  And now I’m leading the chorus of readers waiting for book three…
                        –Veronica Chapman, Senior Editor

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