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Philip Pullman
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“Stories are the most important thing in the world. Without stories, we wouldn't be human beings at all.”—Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the acclaimed author of the His Dark Materials trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. His other books for children and young adults include Count Karlstein and a trilogy of Victorian thrillers featuring Sally Lockhart. The Golden Compass, the first of Pullman's His Dark Materials triology, won the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Prize.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

I started telling stories as soon as I knew what stories were. I was fascinated by them: that something could... Read More

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Oliver Twist

Written by Charles Dickens
Illustrated by George Cruikshank
Introduction by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $7.00

Dickens's classic morality tale of a starving orphan caught between opposing forces of good and evil is a powerful indictment of Victorian England's Poor Laws. Filled with dark humor and an unforgettable cast of characters Oliver Twist, Fagin, Nancy, Bill Sykes, and the Artful Dodger, to name a few Dickens's second... Read more >

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Two Crafty Criminals!
and how they were Captured by the Daring Detectives of the New Cut Gang
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $6.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a hardcover library binding.

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Two Crafty Criminals!
and how they were Captured by the Daring Detectives of the New Cut Gang
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $16.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover library binding and a trade paperback.

Two Crafty Criminals!
and how they were Captured by the Daring Detectives of the New Cut Gang
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: May 8, 2012
Price: $6.99

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The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $7.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.

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The Amber Spyglass
His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: May 27, 2003
Price: $7.99

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The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $11.99

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Also available as an eBook, hardcover and a paperback.

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The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials - Book III
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 10, 2000
Price: $20.00

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Also available as an eBook, paperback and a trade paperback.

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: eBook, 560 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $7.99

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The Broken Bridge

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: November 15, 1994
Price: $5.50

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Count Karlstein

Written by Philip Pullman
Illustrated by Diana Bryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: February 22, 2000
Price: $5.99

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Also available as an unabridged audiobook download.

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
On Sale: September 9, 2003
Price: $7.99

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 10, 2002
Price: $11.99

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The Golden Compass
His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: May 22, 2001
Price: $7.99

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials - Book I
Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 16, 1996
Price: $20.00

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The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: eBook, 432 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: November 13, 2001
Price: $7.99

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His Dark Materials
The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass
Written by Philip Pullman
Preface by Philip Pullman
Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: December 6, 2011
Price: $35.00

The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.

Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The... Read more >
Also available as a boxed set.

His Dark Materials Omnibus

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: eBook, 944 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: January 25, 2012
Price: $21.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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His Dark Materials Omnibus

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 944 pages
Publisher: Bluefire
On Sale: April 10, 2007
Price: $21.99

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Also available as an eBook.

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I Was a Rat!

Written by Philip Pullman
Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Yearling
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $6.99

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I Was A Rat!

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: February 22, 2000
Price: $15.95

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Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: September 25, 2007
Price: $6.99

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Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: October 28, 2003
Price: $12.99

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Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: eBook, 64 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: January 21, 2009
Price: $6.99

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Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.

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Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials

Written by Philip Pullman


Format: Hardcover, 112 pages
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $12.99

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