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La Belle Sauvage

The Book of Dust Volume One

The Book of Dust Band 1

From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials- now a major critically acclaimed BBC series

*Now coming to the stage in the summer of this year! Performed at The Bridge Theatre from July 2020, it will be a theatrical spectacle not to be missed*

A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
WINNER- UK AUTHOR, NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018

A coming of age story like no other . . .

Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.

Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even.

He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta it seems is set to become increasingly far from ordinary.

Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .

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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
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Pullman, Philip
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.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 592
Altersempfehlung 12 - 17
Erscheinungsdatum 06.09.2018
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-0-241-36585-4
Verlag Penguin Books Ltd
Maße (L/B/H) 19,8/13,4/4,3 cm
Gewicht 470 g
Illustrator Chris Wormell
Verkaufsrang 6549
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Onward ho! A Great Flood Adventure and Modern Classic

Michaela Höher, Thalia-Buchhandlung Berlin

The other day I saw a cartoon in the New Yorker Magazine by Emily Flake about a creative writing class. The caption said: "So, in writing, there are six basic plots, and their sequels and derivative franchises." Not to forget their prequels which seem to become increasingly popular! Back in the day, I was deeply enchanted by His Dark Materials trilogy, and I am also excited to watch the brand new HBO/BBC series which looks very promising. Philip Pullman has created such an amazing parallel world; another "reality" seething with danger and adventure, with fairies, witches and all sorts of spirits. It's often highly philosophical. This prequel to the trilogy is a very classic and "very English" adventure story with many hair-raising events and situations. The villains are very very bad, and the good people sometimes leave doubts if their goodness is that thorough, which is adding to the spice. I often felt thrown back to Blyton's Adventure series where the food was usually given a lot of attention, although the children involved in this adventure hardly get anything but biscuits for their sustenance. It's also reminiscent of Eva Ibbotson and Arthur Ransome, and if you look at the cover of Swallows and Amazons (first published in 1930), it looks rather similar. In my eBook version, I was most surprised by the beautiful illustrations by Chris Wormell which my paperback copy doesn't have! They are the most delicate and intriguing wood engravings (or linocuts), also with a very classic retro feel to them. This modern classic, however, set right on the edge between childhood and adulthood, does not hold back. There are gruesome scenes, there is violence, even some sexual violence, and deaths. It basically means that the author takes his younger readers seriously rather than belittling them. Again, it's a fun read for everyone.

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To me, this kind of feels like preparing us for the actual story in the next books, like building a conenction to Malcolm and knowing why he and Lyra are connected later. I found the whole journey a bit too long but all in all it was very sweet and I can't wait to read the next book :)