The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Lila dreams of being a firework-maker like her father. But it isn’t all about creating Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. Like every firework-maker before her, Lila must also make a nightmarish journey to battle Razvani, the evil Fire-Fiend! On her journey, she outwits pirates, outlandish beasts and a furious emperor. But will she survive the Fire-Fiend’s blazing wrath? Can two friends and the King’s white elephant save her? Inspired by Philip Pullman’s own love of fireworks and their names – ‘Incandescent Fountain,’ ‘Golden Vesuvius’ – this exotic story crackles with suspense and wonder.

“One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own… delivered with a lightness of touch that is sheer genius.” Independent

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  • loved it

    I read up to page 15 and it is soooooo interesting. I really want to carry on

    7 March 2017

  • loved it

    The Firework Maker Lalchand has a great experience of being a firework maker. Lila his daughter has always wanted to be a firework maker and her Father won’t let her. She needs the three gifts which are Talent, Courage and Luck. But she didn’t know what they were when she went to see Razvani. She also needed the magic water from the Moon Goddess but luckily Chulak bought to her. Meanwhile Lilas father Lalchand had been locked up in the Kings castle. But if they won the firework display with longest applause he he wouldn’t be killed. But will they beat all of the contestants? Will be continued!!!

    21 November 2014

  • loved it

    I really enjoyed this book as it was packed with different emotions and we are also reading this book in school and discussing it in parts in guided reading and to read it by myself seems better than hearing an audio version. It’s better to read the book for yourself as you realize new things rather than having it read to you. I highly recommend that you read this book.

    28 April 2014

  • loved it

    It is an amazing book I highly recommend it . I read it at school and did loads of writing about it.

    12 April 2014

  • okay

    it’s currently amazing as it begins but as it goes on it is now getting boring xx and it just is not grabbing me to read on eny more i am getting bored whith it …

    i already know that she becomes a fire work maker so …

    30 May 2013

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Authors

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    Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is probably the world’s most acclaimed living children’s author, best known for the trilogy of books known as His Dark Materials.

    Awards

    Philip won the Nestle Smarties award for both Clockwork and The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Northern Lights was published in hardback in July 1995. That year, it won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

    The Amber Spyglass won WHSmith Children’s Book of the Year 2000 at the British Book Awards, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and was longlisted for The Booker Prize 2001. Philip Pullman was voted Whitaker Author of the Year by the Booksellers Association. The Amber Spyglass went on to win both Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Whitbread Book of the Year 2001 and in doing so became the first children’s book to win the main prize in the award’s history.

    Philip has also been recognised with two major awards for his contribution to literature: the Eleanor Farjeon award in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize in 2005.

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