• "Exuberant, intelligent fun . . . Once again Pullman has created a work of art that is enchanting for a child but equally appealing to an adult"

    Amanda Craig, The Times
  • "Tantalisingly short, irresistibly snappy and full of dangerous derring-do"

  • "This is a real treat, and easily one of the publishing hightlights of the year that will be devoured by fans old and new"

    The Bookseller
  • "Small and elegant, the book is exquisitely illustrated with woodcuts by John Lawrence and rounded off with bits of memorabilia including a newspaper clipping giving a different spin on events plus a board game. Fast and powerful, this is an exciting read"

    Anne Faundez, Carousel
  • "A short, simple, elegant story . . . cloth-bound, with enhancing woodcuts by master-engraver John Lawrence"

    Claudia Fitzherbert, Spectator