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Philip Pullman

La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One
  • La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

  • From the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials- now a major critically acclaimed BBC series

    A rich, imaginative, vividly characterised rite-of-passage tale - Nicolette Jones, The Sunday Times

    WINNER- AUTHOR OF THE YEAR, BRITISH BOOK AWARDS
    WINNER- UK AUTHOR, NATIONAL BOOK AWARDS 2018

    A coming of age story like no other . . .

    Philip Pullman's magnificent bestseller is now in paperback, with new additional illustrations.

    Malcolm Polstead's Oxford life has been one of routine, ordinary even.

    He is happiest playing with his daemon, Asta, in their canoe, La Belle Sauvage. But now as the rain builds, the world around Malcolm and Asta it seems is set to become increasingly far from ordinary.

    Finding himself linked to a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua, Malcolm is forced to undertake the challenge of his life and to make a dangerous journey that will change him and Lyra for ever . . .

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has written many books for children and has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years. He won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS. Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, and is married with two sons.