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His Dark Materials

No. of pages 448

Great for age 12-18 years
"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...


This book is part of a book series called His Dark Materials .

There are 448 pages in this book. This book was published 2015 by Scholastic .

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. He lives in Oxford.

This book contains the following story:

Northern Lights
'Without this child, we shall all die.' Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle - a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.

This book is in the following series:

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His Dark Materials
His Dark Materials is a trilogy by Philip Pullman's which tells of a parallel world where people's souls have physical form in the shape of a daemon. This spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, is also a re-imagining of Milton's Paradise Lost.

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This book has been nominated for the following awards:

Guardian Fiction Award
This book was recognised by the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize Award. This award was founded in 1967 and winners are selected by fellow writers. It is awarded annually to fiction written for children aged eight and above.

British Book Award
This book was recognised by the British Book Award.

Bbc Book Awards
This book was recognised in the Big Read Top 100 category by the Bbc Book Awards.

Bbc Book Awards
This book was recognised in the Big Read Top 20 category by the Bbc Book Awards.

Carnegie Medal
This book was recognised by the Carnegie Award. The CILIP Carnegie Medal is awarded by childrens librarians for an outstanding book written in English for children and young people.

This book features the following character:

Will Parry
This book features the character Will Parry.

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