Published in 40 countries, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy--The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass--has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In 1996, The Golden Compass changed the face of fantasy publishing, and 2006 marks its 10 Year Anniversary--and an opportunity to celebrate with a deluxe hardcover. Pullman created new material just for this edition (archival documents, scientific notes and "found" letters of Lord Asriel) which has been illustrated and handlettered by renowned British artist Ian Beck and will be included in the back matter. The deluxe edition also features Pullman's own chapter opening spot art. A quality collectible--with the enticement of never-before-seen new material--for Pullman fans.
About the Author
Philip Pullman has won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for The Golden Compass (and the reader-voted "Carnegie of Carnegies" for the best children's book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass; a Booker Prize long-list nomination (The Amber Spyglass); Parents' Choice Gold Awards (The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass); and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honor of his body of work. In 2004, he was appointed a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.
Philip Pullman is the author of many books for young readers, including two volumes related to the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lyra's Oxford and Once Upon a Time in the North. He lives in Oxford, England. To learn more, please visit www.philip-pullman.com and www.hisdarkmaterials.com.
Review, USA Today (circ: 2, 192,098), November 1, 2007:
"The 1996 novel, published for children but widely praised by grown-ups, is set in a British world where everyone has a personal 'daemon,' the manifestation of his or her soul in animal form ... Pullman ... has seen an early cut of the film without its computer-generated effects and calls it 'rich, strange and wonderful.'"
Review, Entertainment Weekly (circ: 1, 830, 769), November 9, 2007:
"The polar bear warriors in THE GOLDEN COMPASS ... are just part of the vast fantastical metaverse explored by young Lyra Belacqua in a $150 million adaptation of the first book in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materialstrilogy."
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"Pullman, meanwhile, is handling the controversy gracefully...the British author wagered that the hullabaloo 'will make more people see the film.'"