The Golden Compass

Book 3


Philip Pullman, Ian Beck

Great for age

"Without this child, we shall all die." Lyra Belacqua and her animal daemon live half-wild and carefree among scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. The destiny that awaits her will take her to the frozen lands of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. Her extraordinary journey will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

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.


The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman and Ian Beck was nominated for the Guardian Fiction Prize in 1996 and the Carnegie Award in 1995. It currently has a 5 star rating on TheBookSeekers. There are currently no reviews for this book on this site. Click on the + buttons to include your own ratings!

The Golden Compass is an illustrated book and features the illustrations of Ian Beck. It was written for young readers to enjoy. The book includes the characters Lyra Belacqua and Iorek Byrnison. The locations of Oxford, Jordan College and Arctic are linked with this book.

Tags: quest, talking animals, Anthropomorphism, witches, ice bears and daemon

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