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Northern Lights

In this first part of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra's friend Roger disappears. She and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. Their quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North where a team of scientists are conducting unspeakably horrible experiments.

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ISBN 9780590660549
Barcode 9780590660549
Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9780439951784
Published 1 February 1999 by Scholastic
Format Paperback, New edition
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Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Series His Dark Materials 10th Anniversary Editions (part: No.1)
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ISBN-13 9780590660549
ISBN-10 0590660543
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Scholastic
Imprint Scholastic Point
Publication Date 1 February 1999
International Publication Date 23 October 1998
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Pullman, Philip
Series His Dark Materials 10th Anniversary Editions (part: No.1)
Category Award Winning
Fantasy & Magical Realism
Number of Pages 416
Dimensions Width: 129mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 27mm
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age Children / Young Adults
Reading Age Children / Young Adults
Library of Congress Children's stories, English, Young adult fiction, English
NBS Text Children's Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 823.914
Catalogue Code 15755

Description of this Book

In this first part of the Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra's friend Roger disappears. She and her daemon, Pantalaimon, determine to find him. Their quest leads them to the bleak splendour of the North where a team of scientists are conducting unspeakably horrible experiments.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Winner of British Book Award 1996 -- Winner of LA Carnegie Medal 1995 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 21 2003 -- Runner-up for The BBC Big Read Top 100 2003 -- Short-listed for BBC Big Read Top 100 2003
UK Review A classic quest that takes on several major themes, this Carnegie Medal-winning novel was originally published in 1995 as the first in the His Dark Materials trilogy, of which the concluding episode, The Amber Spyglass, won the 2001 Whitbread Prize. We are quickly and deftly drawn into the world of the feisty young heroine Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon. In this world - much like our own in many respects yet unbelievably different in others - everyone has one of these shape-shifting constant companions, something like a guardian angel or an extension of themselves, reflecting moods and tempers while providing protection and friendship. Lyra, described as 'a half-wild cat', lives in Oxford, in Jordan College, a renowned seat of learning, where she is under the care of the Master and the other rather stiff and starchy officials. Seemingly an orphan, she's a child divided, one minute getting into trouble with her bratty companions, the next worrying about how her life is changing, and all the time fascinated by tales of fantastic lands to the north. Her life's about to change more than she could ever guess, though, as the mysterious Mrs Coulter takes her away by airship to live in London, and strange tales spread of the lady with the golden monkey and the cruel, dreaded Gobblers, who kidnap children to perform unspeakable acts. Accompanied only by Pantalaimon and a truth-telling device called an alethiometer, Lyra finds herself as one of the central characters in a compelling and consummately written tale of lost innocence, shocking truths, fabulous lands and epic adventures. A book that deserves to be enjoyed by adults and children alike. (Kirkus UK)

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