Philip Pullman Pair

Two breathtaking tales from the dazzling pen of the nation’s most celebrated children’s author. Shimmering with fantasy and fairytale elements, these stories are the perfect introduction to Philip Pullman’s breathtaking world, weaving a host of magical elements into a single glittering whole. Will Lila survive her terrible battle with the deadly Fire-Fiend, and fulfil her dream of becoming a firework maker? And in a little German town famous for its amazing clock, a novelist tells the strange and terrible tale of Prince Otto, who returned from a hunting expedition with his little son Florian, but with no heart: animated only by a piece of clockwork that made him lash and lash his horses ceaselessly…

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    8 March 2013

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    Philip Pullman is a talented children’s author whose books are filled to the brim with imagination and adventure. I recommend these great page turners to everyone

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    these books are so diffrent.

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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.


    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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