Once Upon a Time in the North

Once Upon a Time in the North

by Philip Pullman

Hardback Publication Date: 01/05/2008

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When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together. When a young Texan balloonist, Lee Scoresby, comes down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little does he realise that he is about to be embroiled in an out-and-out political brawl. Lee and his daemon, Hester, find themselves the target of political factions trying to take over the running (and oil) of the town. And also resident in the town are huge arctic bears, ignored and patronised by the people and treated like second-class citizens. When Lee and Iorek first meet, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions and pressure in town lead to a deadly conclusion... Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, giving us more extraordinary insight into the world of His Dark Materials.
ISBN:
9780385614320
Category:
Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
01-05-2008
Series:
His Dark Materials
Publisher:
Transworld Publishers Ltd
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
112
Dimensions (mm):
178x118x18mm
Weight:
0.21kg
Philip Pullman

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

Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman's epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic.

It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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