Category Archives: Author: Philip Pullman

The Subtle Knife

The Subtle Knife

It's so subtle I can't even see it in this cover image!

It’s so subtle I can’t even see it in this cover image!


Philip Pullman

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 304
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1997
Genre: Fantasy
Series: 2nd of 3, His Dark Materials

Lyra crosses dimensions into another world and meets Will, a similarly strong-willed and passionate youth with a mission.  Together, they acquire tools to continue their battle against the Authority.

If you like stories of adventure that expose you to new ideas and full characters that seem like people you could really meet in life, you’ll like this book.

-Katie Schober

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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass
Philip Pullman

"He took the golden Compasses, prepar’d" - John Milton

“He took the golden Compasses, prepar’d” – John Milton

Quick Stats:

Page Count: 368
Age Range: 10 and up
Year: 1995
Genre: Fantasy
Series: 1st of 3, His Dark Materials

Lyra Belacqua is a bright and curious, but mischievous, pre-teen who gets into a lot of trouble and has a fantastic adventure that will keep readers turning pages. When the Gobblers kidnap Lyra’s best friend, she takes off on a quest to get Roger back, making great and powerful friends along the way. Could it be possible that her own mother is behind the evil conquest of children’s daemons?

Best attacked by a fluent reader, or by someone who has a helper for the big words and long sentences. You can think of it as a great take-off point for philosophical conversations. Chances are that grown-ups will enjoy the book as much as young adults do.

-Katie S

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Filed under Age Range: 10 and up, Author: Philip Pullman, Genre: Fantasy, Page Count: 300-400, Part of a Series, Year: 1990s