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The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two

The Secret Commonwealth: The Book of Dust Volume Two
  

It is twenty years since the events of La Belle Sauvage- The Book of Dust Volume One unfolded and saw the baby Lyra Belacqua begin her life-changing journey. It is almost ten years since readers left Lyra and the love of her young life, Will Parry, on a park bench in Oxford's... read full description below.

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ISBN 9780241373330
Barcode 9780241373330
Release Date 3 October 2019 by Penguin
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Illustrated by Wormell, Christopher
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ISBN-13 9780241373330
ISBN-10 0241373336
Stock Release date is 3 October 2019
Status Available for pre-order, ships once released
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin and David Fickling Books
Release Date 3 October 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Illustrated by Wormell, Christopher
Category Adventure Stories
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Crime & Mystery Fiction
Number of Pages 704
Dimensions Width: 156mm
Height: 240mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
ONIX Text Children/juvenile;General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 978116

Description of this Book

The second volume of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust sees Lyra, now twenty years old, and her daemon Pantalaimon, forced to navigate their relationship in a way they could never have imagined, and drawn into the complex and dangerous factions of a world that they had no idea existed. Pulled along on his own journey too is Malcolm; once a boy with a boat and a mission to save a baby from the flood, now a man with a strong sense of duty and a desire to do what is right.

Theirs is a world at once familiar and extraordinary, and they must travel far beyond the edges of Oxford, across Europe and into Asia, in search for what is lost - a city haunted by daemons, a secret at the heart of a desert, and the mystery of the elusive Dust.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review High-octane adventure accompanies ingenious plotting * The Times * A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale * Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times * No one else writes like Pullman . . . entirely worth the 17-year wait * Imogen Russell Williams, Metro * REVIEWS FOR LA BELLE SAUVAGE: THE BOOK OF DUST VOLUME ONE: Fans of His Dark Materials will find themselves joyfully immersed in a familiar world . . . meanwhile, awaiting first-time readers is all the pleasure of commencing their own journey into this most captivating of universes at the very beginning of Lyra's story * Independent *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 5 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Philip Pullman (Author) Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford. Christopher Wormell (Illustrator) Chris Wormell is an award-winning, well-loved illustrator and storyteller. Most recently, he has illustrated the cover of Philip Pullman's The Book of Dust, and has lent his woodcut style to Dinosaurium. Chris has created many award-winning books, including Molly and the Night Monster (shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal), Two Frogs (winner of the Nestle Bronze Award), and One Smart Fish (winner of the Booktrust Early Years Awards Best Picture Book). His books include the much-loved George and the Dragon and also Scruffy Bear and the Six White Mice (winner of the Children's Book Award).

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