Philip Pullman Pack x 4

So: what does Philip Pullman do when he’s not penning epics like Northern Lights, or signing copies of The Book of Dust, or being interviewed for the papers? The answer is, he writes rather wonderful fairy tales – and this pack is your chance to discover them. There’s the dark gothic story of a German clockmaker with a sinister secret. Or the dazzling colour of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, where brave Lila battles the evil Fire-Fiend. Don’t be fooled: these stories may look simple, but they have the light touch of a master at work. Their easy charm masks the hidden complexity with which a host of magical elements are woven into a single glittering whole.

  • Breathtaking short novels by a celebrated literary master
  • Shimmering with colour, humour, magic and imagination
  • An intricate mix of fantasy, fairy tale and Gothic elements
  • Philip Pullman is the best-loved author of Northern Lights

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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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