His Dark Materials : The Golden Compass/The Subtle Knife/The Amber Spyglass (Hardcover)

Author: Pullman, Philip

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FOR THE FIRST time, the hardcover editions of Philip Pullman's awardwinning His Dark Materials trilogy ("The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass") with the original, classic covers by Eric Rohmann, will be available in a boxed set.

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Publisher Random House Childrens Books
Mfg Part# 9780375842382
SKU 204175630
Format Hardcover
ISBN10 0375842381
Release Date 8/28/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9H x 5.5L x 4T
Author Info
Philip Pullman
Superman and Batman completely changed Philip Pullman's life. Each night they arrived in full-color, ready to take on bad guys and save the world--all in a few pages. Philip loved reading them because "the combination of words and pictures [made for] vivid storytelling." Comic books made him want to tell stories. When he was growing up, he enjoyed listening to radio shows, too. He also loved Sherlock Holmes, Tore Jansoon, Arthur Ransome and Erich Kastner, and spooky ghost stories. Philip always wanted to be a writer, but learned that there is a big difference between WANTING to be a writer and actually DOING it: "Being a writer is nothing, writing a book is a lot. I wanted to DO, not to BE." That's why he tells kids to quit saying--and hoping--that they want to be writers--they need to just do it! Also, he advises young aspiring writers to read a lot. But most importantly, Philip says that being patient is a crucial factor. He has said, "A book is a marathon, not a sprint....Settle in....Pace yourself." Philip is best known for writing historical fiction and ghost stories. His young-adult trilogy, THE RUBY IN SMOKE, THE SHADOW IN THE NORTH, and THE TIGER IN THE WELL, was what put him "on the map" in the States. Since then, he has written many books for young adults that also appeal to adults as well. His wildly well-received fantasy trilogy, His Dark Materials, received many positive reviews and a large audience, as well as a feature film deal. When Philip starts writing, he doesn't think about writing for any specific audience, but aims to write something that's entertaining and also presents the idea or theme of social justice, which Philip thinks is very important. When he's not writing, he sleeps, visits art galleries, draws, and even does some carpentry. A fun fact: He always finishes the working day by writing the first sentence on the next page so it's not blank when he begins to write the next day.
Praise
"[Pullman] is an unabashed concocter of stories, with a deep, pulpy fondness for plot. He is also, in the great tradition of unabashed concoctors of stories, a highly self-conscious storyteller. By the end of THE AMBER SPYGLASS, one has come to see Pullman's world-calving Imagination itself, as the ordering principle, if not of the universe itself, then of our ability to comprehend, to wander, and above all to love it."
From the Publisher
Annotation His Dark Materials, the wildly popular, bestselling young adult fantasy trilogy by Philip Pullman is available in a paperback boxed set. Following the adventures of the spirited Lyra Belacqua as she seeks out dangerous mysteries that threaten to destroy her world and others, the three novels include THE GOLDEN COMPASS, THE SUBTLE KNIFE, and THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
Product Attributes
Book Format Hardcover
Minimum Age 12
Number of Pages 1312
Publisher Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
Series Part 00

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