Once Upon a Time in the North
Another mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials set in the far frozen Arctic, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear.
Starred Review, Booklist, May 15, 2008:
“Pullman is as fine a writer as there is for young people, and this book is a small gem.”
From the Hardcover edition.