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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (#1 Book of Dust)
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Philip Pullman
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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (#1 Book of Dust)

Philip Pullman


David Fickling

Fantasy » Parallel Worlds;
Fantasy » Questing & Adventure;
Fantasy » Mythological Creatures, People & Places;
Science Fiction » Young Adult;
Science Fiction » Steampunk Sci-Fi;
Young Adult » Young Adult Science Fiction


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The Book of Dust is a work in three parts, like His Dark Materials. 22 years after Northern Lights, The Book of Dust returns to the parallel world that has enthralled readers young and old.

Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . . 

James Daunt, Managing Director, Waterstones: “The importance of Philip Pullman to the cause of reading cannot be overstated. The generations still in their first quarter century read first Harry Potter, then the complex, gripping and provocative His Dark Materials. Other books, other authors, make claims and bring huge rewards, but these two imprint on everyone who calls themselves a reader, and it is Philip who cements the sophisticated, unique pleasures of reading. As we account for the vigour of reading in a digital age, we need look no further. It is exhilarating to anticipate The Book of Dust, and in this I speak for those of all ages.”

About His Dark Materials

Published by Scholastic between 1995 and 2000, the His Dark Materials trilogy is widely regarded as a modern classic. Individually, the three books of His Dark Materials – Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass – have won several literary prizes, counting amongst them the Carnegie Medal (1996) and Carnegie of Carnegies (2007) and the Costa Award (2001).

The books have been adapted for stage and screen countless times, including Nicholas Wright’s acclaimed 2004 stage adaptation of His Dark Materials, directed by Nicholas Hytner at the National Theatre. His Dark Materials will appear once again in a BBC One adaptation in 2018, adapted by Jack Thorne and produced by Bad Wolf and New Line Cinema. The BBC called the upcoming adaptation “a drama event for young and old - a real family treat that shows [the BBC’s] commitment to original and ambitious storytelling.”

By:   Philip Pullman
Imprint:   David Fickling
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 39mm
Weight:   718g
ISBN:   9780857561084
ISBN 10:   0857561081
Series:   Book of Dust
Publication Date:   October 2017
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 17 years
Audience:   Children/juvenile ,  Children / Juvenile
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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