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The golden compass

Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: New York, New York : Dell Yearling, 2001. ©1995
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Overview: In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Suspense fiction
Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0440418321 9780440418320
OCLC Number: 47145339
Target Audience: Interest age level : Ages 10-17.
Description: 399 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Part 1: Oxford: --
Decanter of Tokay --
Idea of north --
Lyra's Jordan --
Alethiometer --
Cocktail party --
Throwing nets --
John Faa --
Frustration --
Spies --
Part 2: Bolvaitgar: --
Consul and the bear --
Armor --
Lost boy --
Fencing --
Bolvangar lights --
Daemon cages --
Silver guillotine --
Witches --
Part 3: Svalbard: --
Fog and ice --
Captivity --
Mortal combat --
Lord Asriel's welcome --
Betrayal --
Bridge to the stars.
Responsibility: Philip Pullman.

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Overview: In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe. He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the compass of the title. All around her children are disappearing victims of so-called Gobblers and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person's inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are involved.

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