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Philip Pullman

“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

. Philip Pullman
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Oliver Twist
Written by Charles Dickens, Illustrated by George Cruikshank, Introduction by Philip Pullman
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$7.00/9.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75784-6 (0-375-75784-8)

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






Two Crafty Criminals!
Written by Philip Pullman
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2013
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-307-93035-4 (0-307-93035-1)

   Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Bank--a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.

   When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own...

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Two Crafty Criminals!
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | May 2012
$16.99/18.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-87029-3 (0-375-87029-6)

Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Bank—a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.

When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own... Read more






The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | September 2003
$7.50/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23815-7 (0-440-23815-3)

In the astonishing finale to the His Dark Materials trilogy, Lyra and Will are in unspeakable danger. With help from Iorek Byrnison the armored bear and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a dank and gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone. All the while, Dr. Mary... Read more






The Amber Spyglass
Written by Philip Pullman
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2003
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41856-6 (0-440-41856-9)

Lyra and Will, the two ordinary children whose extraordinary adventures began in The Golden Compass and continued in The Subtle Knife, are in unspeakable danger. With help from the armored bear Iorek Byrnison and two tiny Gallivespian spies, they must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever... Read more






The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$11.99/13.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-82335-0 (0-375-82335-2)

“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” —The Oregonian
 
Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel’s audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play--and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels... Read more






The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2000
$20.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-87926-8 (0-679-87926-9)

“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” —The Oregonian
 
Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel’s audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play--and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels... Read more






The Broken Bridge
Written by Philip Pullman
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | November 1994
$5.50/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-679-84715-1 (0-679-84715-4)

At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny... Read more






Count Karlstein
Written by Philip Pullman, Illustrated by Diana Bryan
Yearling | Trade Paperback | February 2000
$5.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-80348-2 (0-375-80348-3)

Now in paperback, a spooky and funny middle-grade thriller from the author of The Golden Compass. Read more






The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Laurel Leaf | Paperback | September 2003
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-23813-3 (0-440-23813-7)

Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored... Read more






The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2002
$11.99/13.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-82345-9 (0-375-82345-X)

“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” --The Oregonian

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... Read more






The Golden Compass
Written by Philip Pullman
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2001
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41832-0 (0-440-41832-1)

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jodan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears... Read more






The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 1996
$20.00/25.00(Canada) | 978-0-679-87924-4 (0-679-87924-2)

“The most magnificent fantasy series since The Lord of the Rings.” --The Oregonian

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... Read more






His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman, Preface by Philip Pullman, Introduction by Lucy Hughes-Hallett
Everyman's Library | Hardcover | December 2011
$35.00/40.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95783-2 (0-307-95783-7)

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... Read more






His Dark Materials Omnibus
Written by Philip Pullman
Bluefire | Trade Paperback | April 2007
$21.99/27.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-84722-6 (0-375-84722-7)

FOR THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman's award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) will be published in their entirety in one volume. Perfect for both new and established Pullman fans who want to read (or reread) the whole trilogy... Read more






I Was a Rat!
Written by Philip Pullman, Illustrated by Kevin Hawkes
Yearling | Trade Paperback | February 2002
$6.99/7.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41661-6 (0-440-41661-2)

“I Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to... Read more






I Was A Rat!
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | February 2000
$15.95/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-80176-1 (0-375-80176-6)

"I was a rat!"

So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it's true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge newspaper is sure of it. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A championship wriggler and a budding thief? That's... Read more






Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2007
$6.99/9.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-84369-3 (0-375-84369-8)

An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence.


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Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | October 2003
$12.99/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-82819-5 (0-375-82819-2)

An exciting new tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from the past. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence. Read more






Once Upon a Time in the North: His Dark Materials
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | April 2008
$12.99/15.99(Canada) | 978-0-375-84510-9 (0-375-84510-0)

In this new prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he... Read more






The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
Written by Philip Pullman
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$8.99/(Canada) | 978-0-375-84516-1 (0-375-84516-X)

“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues... Read more






The Scarecrow and His Servant
Written by Philip Pullman, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Yearling | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$7.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-42130-6 (0-440-42130-6)

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes to life.
So begins the story... Read more






The Scarecrow and His Servant
Written by Philip Pullman, Illustrated by Peter Bailey
Knopf Books for Young Readers | Hardcover | August 2005
$15.95/22.95(Canada) | 978-0-375-81531-7 (0-375-81531-7)

A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes to life.
So begins the story... Read more






The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
Written by Philip Pullman
Ember | Trade Paperback | September 2008
$10.99/(Canada) | 978-0-375-84515-4 (0-375-84515-1)

WHEN ONE OF Sally’s clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized... Read more






Spring-Heeled Jack
Written by Philip Pullman, Illustrated by D Mostyn
Yearling | Trade Paperback | February 2004
$5.99/8.99(Canada) | 978-0-440-41881-8 (0-440-41881-X)

Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes.

The story begins as three young innocents escape... Read more





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