His Dark Materials: The Complete Trilogy


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448197708
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 1344
View: 3586
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure. This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass. Northern Lights Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon 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, witch clans and armoured bears. The Subtle Knife Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld – Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm. On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat – and the shattering truth of their own destiny. The Amber Spyglass Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been – and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .

The Golden Compass


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375838309
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 399
View: 1786
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

Northern Lights


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407153322
Category: Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)
Page: 448
View: 703
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0440418615
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
View: 2688
DOWNLOAD NOW »
***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Published in 40 Countries “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post “Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe “The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review

The Amber Spyglass


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375846735
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 518
View: 1834
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Lyra and Will find themselves at the center of a battle between the forces of the Authority and those gathered by Lyra's father, Lord Asriel.

The Golden Compass and Philosophy

God Bites the Dust
Author: Richard Greene,Rachel Robison
Publisher: Open Court
ISBN: 0812698150
Category: Philosophy
Page: 288
View: 1412
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The popularity of the His Dark Materials trilogy has generated a major motion picture, a stage play, video games, and a new prequel. The series has also been highly controversial with its use of exciting adventure stories for children to comment on organized religion. These books have piqued the interest of the contributors to this fascinating volume, who use it to probe the philosophical issues that inform them. Could a golden compass, or alethiometer, really work? Can a person's soul or daemon have a mind of its own? What are the ramifications of pursuing the diabolical "intercision" process, or of trying to bring about the death of God, a plot that Lyra and her mysterious Father struggle over? These are some of the questions explored by these essays that try to get to the heart of Lyra's bewildering, inspiring, and multifaceted world.

The Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101940042
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 19
View: 680
DOWNLOAD NOW »
***** Just announced! THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! ***** The Collectors is a brand-new e-short, set in the world of Philip Pullman’s beloved and bestselling His Dark Materials In this darkly delicious sliver of a tale, Philip Pullman offers a glimpse of the enigmatic girl who will become the sinister Mrs. Coulter. On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford, discussing the unusual pieces one has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that the portrait of a striking young woman and the bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey are connected in mysterious ways. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has traveled time . . . and worlds. Published in 40 countries with over 17 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. This new short tale will delight the many fans eager for any new glimpse into the world of His Dark Materials.

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0399555455
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
View: 2570
DOWNLOAD NOW »
***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra and her world. When a witch's daemon crashes onto the roof of Jordan College, Lyra and her daemon, Pan, are eager to help. But as this unlikely trio scours the winding streets of Oxford in search of a famed alchemist, their journey takes a deadly turn... This volume also includes a fold-out map of Oxford and fascinating extra glimpses of our favorite characters.

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0553535153
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
View: 4185
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The eagerly awaited second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman’s international bestseller The Golden Compass. This second volume of the graphic novel finds Lyra in the far North. With the help of Gyptian fighters, newfound witch allies, and the armored bear Iorek Byrnison, she means to rescue the children held captive by the notorious Gobblers. 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 unique way. Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. These modern classics are must-reads for every book lover. Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, vol. 2: "Dreamy watercolors organized into neatly ordered panels lend themselves well to the fantastical setting, creating a sense of sweeping cinematic scope. Pullman's original magnum opus is heady and dense, and it may prove challenging for some; this adaptation, with its visual accessibility, can help those struggling with the novel's complexity achieve an understanding without watering down the intricacies."--Kirkus Reviews Praise for The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, vol. 1: “The story’s signature fantasies—the dæmons, the armored mercenary polar bears, and the alethiometer—are realized with compelling force (and, in the case of the dæmons, humor). [This] retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “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 “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 From the Hardcover edition.

His Dark Materials: Northern Lights


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407191188
Category:
Page: 448
View: 4931
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Without this child, we shall all die. Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world... The first volume in Philip Pullman's incredible HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy, re-issued with a striking newly-designed cover by Chris Wormell to celebrate the publication of THE BOOK OF DUST.

The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials


Author: Mary Gribbin,John Gribbin
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
ISBN: 9780307545442
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 224
View: 6134
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy is renowned for its mystery and magic. What’s the truth behind it all? Is the golden compass actually based in science? How does the subtle knife cut through anything? Could there be a bomb like the one made with Lyra’s hair? How do the Gallivespians’ lodestone resonators really work? And, of course, what are the Dark Materials? Drawing on string theory and spacetime, quantum physics and chaos theory, award-winning science writers Mary and John Gribbin reveal the real science behind Philip Pullman’s bestselling fantasy trilogy in entertaining and crystal-clear prose. From the Hardcover edition.

Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0399555447
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 7300
DOWNLOAD NOW »
"A companion to His dark materials"--Cover.

His Dark Materials


Author: Nicholas Wright,Philip Pullman
Publisher: Heinemann
ISBN: 9780435233396
Category: Children's plays
Page: 320
View: 1234
DOWNLOAD NOW »
From the novels by Philip Pullman, this brilliant adaptation by Nicholas Wright of His Dark Materials is sure to be a runaway success with your students - such is the popularity of the original trilogy which has earned wide literary acclaim. Consists of the two critically acclaimed plays performed at the National Theatre both printed in one volume - thus offering exceptional value for money. Invaluable teacher's notes and student drama activities written by Ruth Moore and Paul Bunyan, recognised experts in the area of Drama in English. Philip Pullman worked closely with playwright Nicolas Wright to create the text, and both writers have contributed introductions to our edition. The exciting, highly imaginative storyline, which captivates boys and girls alike, offers a wide range of textual and dramatic investigations. Parts for all the class, and ideal for smaller groups, with potential for interchangeable male/female roles.

The Tiger in the Well


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407154213
Category: Detective and mystery stories
Page: 464
View: 8844
DOWNLOAD NOW »
The third book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition Sally Lockhart is 25, and somebody wants to destroy her. She receives divorce papers from a man she has never met, let alone married - yet this trap is so well laid that she is powerless to prove otherwise. When custody of her precious daughter is awarded to this evil stranger, it is the beginning of a terrifying struggle in which Sally will have to fight, and kill if necessary, for the freedom of her family. Philip Pullman's ever-popular, action-packed Victorian melodramas are rejacketed for the bicentenary of Charles Dickens in 2012.

La Belle Sauvage


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 9780385604413
Category:
Page: 560
View: 7846
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his d�mon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .

Once Upon a Time in the North


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: David Fickling Books
ISBN: 9780385614320
Category: Adventure and adventurers
Page: 95
View: 6216
DOWNLOAD NOW »
When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. When a young Texan balloonist, Lee Scoresby, comes down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little does he realise that he is about to be embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. Lee and his daemon, Hester, find themselves the target of political factions trying to take over the running (and oil) of the town. And also resident in the town are huge arctic bears, ignored and patronised by the people and treated like second-class citizens. When Lee and Iorek first meet, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions and pressure in town lead to a deadly conclusion... Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, giving us more extraordinary insight into the world of His Dark Materials. Includes a thrilling board game!

His Dark Materials Bind-Up


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781407188164
Category: Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)
Page: 1120
View: 6520
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Philip Pullman's classic trilogy is now available as a stunning bind-up edition with a new cover by acclaimed illustrator Chris Wormell. Since the first volume was published in 1995, and has been filmed as THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the trilogy has been acclaimed as a modern masterpiece, and has won the UK's top awards for children's literature. The Book of Dust, the long-awaited follow-up, was named Waterstones Book of the Year 2018. Today, the story of Lyra and her daemon is read and loved by adults and children alike.

The Elements of His Dark Materials

A Guide to Philip Pullman's Trilogy
Author: Laurie Frost,Jim Nelson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780975943014
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 542
View: 7386
DOWNLOAD NOW »
An illustrated, comprehensive, reader-friendly reference to Pullman's brilliant trilogy - valuable for fans and researchers alike. Packed with clues to literary imagery and Pullman's subtle allusions, Frost's encyclopaedic guide delves into the depths of all 3 titles - Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass - and includes sections on topics as diverse as daemons, Navajos, storytelling, Oxford and angels. Also contains a foreword from Pullman himself in which he mentions that he used this book as reference material for his new novel.

The Broken Bridge


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524765023
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 224
View: 6470
DOWNLOAD NOW »
At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny embarks on a quest for the truth that will allow her to claim her artistic heritage--and face her father.

The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 133816659X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 160
View: 1847
DOWNLOAD NOW »
Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help. But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will . . .