His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) by Pullman, Philip
His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) -- Philip Pullman - Paperback
Philip Pullman

His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass (Book 1) -- Philip Pullman - Paperback


The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time." Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

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...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which continues with The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Published in 40 Countries

Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years. --The Washington Post

Very grand indeed.--The New York Times

Pullman is quite possibly a genius. --Newsweek

Don't miss Philip Pullman's epic new trilogy set in the world of His Dark Materials
La Belle Sauvage
The Secret Commonwealth

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Yearling Books
Published: 05/22/2001
Pages: 448
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.64lbs
Size: 7.73h x 5.25w x 0.97d
ISBN: 9780440418320
Age Range: 10-UP

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 7.1
Point Value: 19
Interest Level: Upper Grade
Quiz #/Name: 15085 / Golden Compass

Review Citation(s):
Ingram Children's Advance 05/01/2001 pg. 79

About the Author
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been named one of the top 100 books of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. Pullman was knighted for his services to literature in the 2019 New Year Honours.

The Book of Dust, Pullman's eagerly anticipated return to the world of His Dark Materials, will also be a book in three parts. It began with La Belle Sauvage and continues with The Secret Commonwealth.

Philip Pullman is the author of many other beloved novels. For younger readers: I Was a Rat!, Count Karlstein, Two Crafty Criminals!, Spring-Heeled Jack, and The Scarecrow and His Servant. For older readers: the Sally Lockhart quartet (The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well, and The Tin Princess), The White Mercedes, and The Broken Bridge. He has written a magnificent collection, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, and his essays and lectures on writing and storytelling have been gathered in a volume called Dæmon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling.

Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England.