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Philip Pullman

Biography

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE and THE AMBER SPYGLASS. His other books for children and young adults include COUNT KARLSTEIN and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart. THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the first of Pullman's His Dark Materials triology, won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

Philip Pullman

Books by Philip Pullman

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel

Now, in this graphic novel adaptation of THE GOLDEN COMPASS, the world of His Dark Materials is brought to visual life. The stunning full-color art will offer 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 fresh way.

by Philip Pullman and John Lawrence - Adventure, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction

LYRA'S OXFORD is an exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence.

by Philip Pullman - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Youth Fiction

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. 

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's 10-14, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Magic, Youth Fiction
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.
by Philip Pullman - Children's, Fantasy, Graphic Novel

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.

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy
Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal --- including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help one of them will be to betray the other...
by Philip Pullman - Fiction, Historical Fiction, Historical Mystery, Mystery

Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies on London's South Bank --- a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman --- with an aim to solve crimes. When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own father may be behind the crime, and his friends must devise a way to trap the real culprit.

by Philip Pullman - Adventure, Children's, Children's 10+, Fantasy, Fiction, Youth Fiction

In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby is just 24-years-old, and he’s recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving oil magnate Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee’s longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country: Pierre McConville, a hired killer with at least 20 murders to his name. It’s only after Lee forms an alliance with one of the island’s reviled armored bears that he can fight to break up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling classic western shoot out --- and battle of wits.

written by Philip Pullman, performed by Philip Pullman and a full cast - Adventure, Children's, Fantasy, Fiction, Young Adult 10+

When Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon decide to spy on a presentation her uncle, the commanding Lord Asriel, is making to the elders of Jordan College they have no idea that they will become witnesses to an attempted murder—and even less that they are taking the first steps in a journey that will lead them into danger and adventure unlike anything Lyra's unfettered imagination has conjured up.

by Philip Pullman

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.

by Philip Pullman

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal --- including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other...

by Philip Pullman

In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary Malone builds a magnificent Amber Spyglass. An assassin hunts her down, and Lord Asriel, with a troop of shining angels, fights his mighty rebellion, in a battle of strange allies --- and shocking sacrifice.

written by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Diana Bryan

Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate?

by Philip Pullman - Thriller

In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries --- and realizes that she herself is the key to both.