April 1, 1996
April 1, 1996
In an alternative world in which every human being is accompanied by an animal familiar, the disappearance of several children prompts Lyra and her bear protector to undertake a journey to the frozen Arctic in pursuit of kidnappers.
An examination of innocence, faith, morality, and sin, THE GOLDEN COMPASS is the first book in the well-respected His Dark Materials trilogy. When she saves her mysterious uncle, Lord Asriel, from an assassination attempt, 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua uncovers a dangerous secret and, ultimately, takes the first steps in a journey that will take her not only to the frozen north, but also to a parallel universe. In short, Lyra is about to discover that she plays a very important part in shaping the destiny of the entire universe. Inspired by John Milton's PARADISE LOST, the His Dark Materials trilogy continues in THE SUBTLE KNIFE and concludes with THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
Genre: Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: General, Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction
- Subgenre: Science Fiction + Fantasy + Magic, General
- Age: Teen
- Publisher: Alfred a Knopf Inc
- Pages: 399
- Language: English
- Author: Philip Pullman
- Online Item #: 11981934
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 247-03-2519
- ISBN: 9780679879244
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported