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Philip Pullman - Once ​Upon a Time in the North
Another ​mesmerizing episode from the universe of His Dark Materials, including the very first meeting of those two legends and friends Lee Scoresby, the Texan balloonist, and Iorek Byrnison, the armored bear. Set in the far frozen Arctic, _Once_ _Upon_ _a_ _Time_ _in_ _the_ _North_ contains other teasingly authentic memorabilia and clues, together with a thrilling board game, Peril of the Pole - complete with spinner, game board, and pieces - all beautifully illustrated and rendered by master engraver John Lawrence.

Philip Pullman - His ​Dark Materials
FOR ​THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman's award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy ("The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, "and "The Amber Spyglass") will be published in their entirety in one volume. Perfect for both new and established Pullman fans who want to read (or reread) the whole trilogy before "The Golden Compass "movie debuts on December 7, 2007, this handsome 6 x 9 omnibus will feature every word of the trilogy as well as Philip Pullman's chapter opening art. Also, new and exclusive to this edition: Philip Pullman has written two pages of new vignettes for each book in the trilogy. Readers will be delighted to discover these intriguing new passages at the end of each book's section in the omnibus.

Philip Pullman - Four ​Tales
_Four ​Tales_ brings together _The Firework-Maker's Daughter_, _I was a Rat_, _Clockwork_ and _The Scarecrow and His Servant_. Four stories and a new prologue and epilogue from the uniquely talented Philip Pullman. Drawing on the rich tradition of fairy tales, the collection will amuse, engage, and delight readers.

Philip Pullman - A ​nagy rablás
Amikor ​tízezer font értékű ezüstedényt és -díjat rabolnak el a Gázszerelők Tiszteletre Méltó Szervezetétől, Benny Kaminsky és bandája azonnal akcióba lendül. A fiatal nyomozók első számú gyanúsítottja Whittle úr lesz. De vajon tényleg ő a bűnös? Mindig egy lépéssel a Scotland Yard előtt járva a banda briliáns logikával deríti fel a bűnügyet. A Ménkű és a viaszrém című regény folytatása sziporkázó humorral és sok izgalommal a számtalan díjjal kitüntetett Philip Pullman tollából.

Philip Pullman - Clockwork
Tick, ​tock, tick, tock! Some stories are like that. Once you've wound them up, nothing will stop them . . . A tormented apprentice clock-maker - and a deadly knight in armour. A mechanical prince - and the sinister Dr Kalmenius, who some say is the devil . . . Wind up these characters, fit them into a story on a cold winter's evening, with the snow swirling down, and suddenly life and the story begin to merge in a peculiarly macabre - and unstoppable - way. Almost like clockwork . . .

Philip Pullman - The ​Tiger in the Well
Sued ​for divorce when she's never been married, by a man she's never heard of, Sally Lockhart's life is completely uprooted. There seems nothing she can do to prevent the loss of her money, her home, her business, and her two-year-old daughter, Harriet.

Philip Pullman - A ​Word or Two About Myths
From ​time to time someone comes up with the idea that there are only seven stories in the world. Or only three, or only eleven, or whatever. Or else they claim to have discovered that every different story is a variant of one basic story, such as Cinderella, or the quest for the Holy Grail. And they find no lack of listeners, because our interest in how stories work and in what sort of stories there could be is almost as powerful as our appetite to hear them told. We could argue about it for ever, and our pleasure would never pall. But what is certain is that writers and novelists and poets, people who have a visceral need to tell stories, find themselves coming back again and again to those narrative shapes and forms and structures we call myths. There’s something sensuous about the attraction they hold, something almost physically satisfying about their shapes; we like to run them through our minds, we like to stroke their contours, we like to arrange the light so that it brings out their features and throws interesting and form-revealing shadows. A myth is intoxicating, because it is something other than just a story. In one way, it’s the very opposite of poetry. Robert Frost said that poetry is what gets lost in translation: we could say that a myth is a story that is not lost, or harmed, or diminished as it sheds the skin of one language and assumes that of another, because, as C. S. Lewis pointed out, a myth is a story whose power is independent of its telling. Our first experience of the story of Orpheus and Eurydice would affect us just as strongly in whatever version we came across it, because it’s the shape of the events that contains the power, and not merely the language. This is a fact designed to keep writers humble; the brilliance and dash of our sentences are of little importance beside the events we try to describe. It’s a reminder that most of our readers still regard our words as a window and not as a surface: they want to see through them to the great and tragic forms acting out the passionate drama of the story. The cosmic events the characters repeat in this driven and compulsive way are far more interesting than our prose style. Nevertheless, each new writer does bring something never seen before to a story that might have been told a thousand times. It might never have been seen from quite this angle, it might never have been suffused with quite this emotional tone; the intelligence that plays over the events might never have glittered with quite this silvery wit. This is what makes the telling, and retelling, and retelling of myths such an endlessly refreshing struggle, such a demanding privilege, such a humbling joy. (This essay was written specially for The Myths series and is only available in the original hardback box set.)

Philip Pullman - The ​Broken Bridge
Sixteen-year-old ​Ginny's life is secure. Her mother is dead, but she's inherited her outstanding artistic talent, and she loves her life with her father in a seaside village in Wales. But the day a social worker arrives and old files are re-opened, Ginny's world cracks apart. Everything her father has told her about her family is a lie. And Ginny must uncover the hidden secrets of the past on a journey that will ultimately lead her to the mother she's never known...

Philip Pullman - The ​Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
This ​is a story. In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told. Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, _The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ_ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.

Philip Pullman - Spring-Heeled ​Jack
An ​orphan's tale is often used as fodder for a good story, and author Philip Pullman and illustrator David Mostyn bring the adventures of three runaway orphans to light with exceptional humor, drama, and wit. Following Rose, Lily, and little Ned as they make their way through the streets of London, readers soon discover that villains lurk in the streets. Who is to look out for these helpless kids? Why, Spring-Heeled Jack, of course! The caped crusader prides himself on sporty shoes with springs that let him jump in leaps and bounds. Featuring Pullman's thrilling plotline and comic-book illustrations that stand on their own, Spring-Heeled Jack is a exciting and excellent read for both reluctant readers and established Pullman fans.

Philip Pullman - Fairy ​Tales from the Brothers Grimm
#1 ​"New York Times" bestseller Philip Pullman retells the world's best-loved fairy tales on their 200th anniversary Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published the first volume of "Children's and Household Tales." Now Philip Pullman, one of the most accomplished authors of our time, makes us fall in love all over again with the immortal tales of the Brothers Grimm. Pullman retells his fifty favorites, from much-loved stories like "Cinderella" and "Rumpelstiltskin," "Rapunzel" and "Hansel and Gretel" to lesser-known treasures like "The Three Snake Leaves," "Godfather Death" and "The Girl with No Hands." At the end of each tale he offers a brief personal commentary, opening a window on the sources of the tales, the various forms they've taken over the centuries and their everlasting appeal. Suffused with romance and villainy, danger and wit, the Grimms' fairy tales have inspired Pullman's unique creative vision--and his beguiling retellings will draw you back into a world that has long cast a spell on the Western imagination.

Philip Pullman - The ​Wonderful Story of Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
The ​Whitbread Award-winning author of THE GOLDEN COMPASS turns on an enchanted lamp of a story -- brilliantly written, sparklingly funny, and guaranteed to reveal wonders. Philip Pullman garnered every accolade around with the breathtaking His Dark Materials trilogy. Now he turns his storytelling gifts to one of the most famous of the Arabian Nights tales, "Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp." Aladdin is a shiftless good-for-nothing boy until he unwittingly acquires a magic lamp inhabited by a genie -- and the adventure that follows both makes his fortune and makes him a man. Pullman tells the tale with his trademark crisp writing and fast-paced action, while Sophy Williams's pastels shimmer with the heat and beauty of the Far East. Terrific for reading aloud!

Philip Pullman - The ​Ruby in the Smoke
Sally ​Lockhart's father was an unconventional man. When he dies suddenly on a voyage to the Far East, Sally receives a mysterious letter containing a strange warning. Soon Sally finds herself at the heart of a deep and dangerous mystery, one she is determined to solve at all costs.

Philip Pullman - Northern ​Lights
There ​are worlds beyond our own - the Compass will show the way... The first novel in Philip Pullman's epic His Dark Materials trilogy is now the stunning motion picture The Golden Compass made by New Line Cinema and Scholastic Media. When Lyra is given the strange and secret alethiometer, she begins an extraordinary journey that will take her to the frozen land of the Arctic, where witch-clans reign and ice-bears fight. The destiny that awaits her will have immeasurable consequences far beyond her own world...

Philip Pullman - The ​Scarecrow And His Servant
A ​tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but pea-brained fellow with grand ideas. He meets a boy, Jack, who becomes his faithful servant. Leaving behind his bird-scaring duties, the Scarecrow sets out for Spring Valley, with Jack at his side. As the valiant Scarecrow plunges them into terrifying dangers–battles, brigands, broken hearts, and treasure islands–he never realizes he’s being followed by the one family who desperately wishes he’d never sprung to life. Will the Scarecrow discover the secret to his past before the crooked Buffalonis close in on him?

Philip Pullman - Rubin ​és füst
A ​történet 1871-ben játszódik, hősnője egy tizenhat esztendős árva lány, Sally Lockhart, aki szüleinek, vagyonának elvesztése után Londonban próbál talpra állni. Egy utálatos rokon hölgynél lakik, aki a leányt még az utolsó vagyonkájából is megpróbálja kiforgatni. Sally körül egyre fokozódnak a bonyodalmak, melyekben szerepet játszik egy titokzatos, vagyont érő ékkő, a címben szereplő rubin, amelyet sokan szeretnének megkaparintani. Ráadásul a szálak Sally édesapjához vezetnek, aki meglehetősen gyanús körülmények között vesztette életét a távoli Keleten. A leány lassan, lépésről lépésre próbálja megfejteni a mind nyomasztóbb titkot. a Nyomozása során veszélyes kalandokba bonyolódik, különös, félelmetes emberekkel találkozik, életveszélyes helyzetekbe kerül. Sikerrel jár-e Sally nyomozása, s fény derül-e a sejtelmes és homályba merülő titokra? Philip Pullman, az ifjúsági könyveiért számtalan díjat nyert angol író hihetetlen leleménnyel és meghökkentő fordulatokkal szövi azt a cselekményt, amelynek eredménye: egy lehetetlen, izgalmas kalandregény.

Philip Pullman - The ​Shadow in the North
An ​elderly lady loses her money on an investment; a conjuror is pursued by thugs; and a clairvoyant mentions the name of the richest man in Europe and his mysterious company. Seemingly unconnected events set Sally Lockhart on the trail of an evil far more awful than she could ever imagine.

Philip Pullman - Tigris ​a kútban
1881-et ​írunk, s nyugodtan mondhatjuk: minden rendben van Sally Lockhart életében. Jóllehet barátai, Jim Taylor és Webster Garland a világot járják, Sally nyugodt boldogságban éldegél kislányával, Harriettel egy Twickenham-beli gyönyörű házban. Ám ahogyan az már lenni szokott, Sally még csak nem is sejti, hogy egyik pillanatról a másikra minden megváltozik az életében. A bajban egyedül marad, nincs kire támaszkodnia. Vajon lesz-e elég ereje és bátorsága ahhoz, hogy szembeszálljon a tigrissel?

Philip Pullman - Külvárosi ​királynő
Három ​londoni fiatal, Becky, Jim és Adelaide Közép-Európa magas hegységeiben elterülő aprócska országba látogat. Mindez persze nem véletlen: Razkavia uralkodója Adelaide-et, az egykor szinte rabszolgasorban tengődő leányt választotta feleségül. E különös országban azonban a hercegnő élete tragikus fordulatot vet: férjét meggyilkolják, ráadásul az országban kialakult helyzet az ifjakat is halálos veszélybe sodorja. Razkavia sorsáért immár Becky, Jim és Adelaide a felelős...

Philip Pullman - A ​tökéletes óramű
Tik-tak, ​tik-tak... Némelyik történet olyan, akár egy óra. Ha elindították, semmi sem állíthatja meg... Egy gyötrődő órásinas - és egy halálosztó páncélos lovag. Egy mechanikus herceg - és a baljóslatú dr. Kalmenius, akiről némelyek azt állítják, hogy maga az ördög... Húzzuk fel ezeket a szereplőket, akár az órát, helyezzük el őket egy történetben, egy hideg téli estén, amikor kavarog a hó, és akkor hirtelen életre kelnek. A történet pedig elindul a maga hátborzongató - és megállíthatatlan - útján. Akár egy óramű...

Philip Pullman - Jack ​és a Madárijesztő
Egy ​éjszaka rettenetes vihar tombolt a vidéken. Egy megtépázott madárijesztő állta a szél és az eső rohamát amíg egy villám el nem találta tarlórépából készített fejét. A madárijesztő meglepetten pislogott egyet - és életre kelt. Itt kezdődik az udvarias, ám borsónyi eszében nagy gondolatokat forgató Madárijesztő története. Hősünk találkozik Jackkel, aki hűséges titkára lesz, és együtt indulnak útnak a vizek völgye, Tavaszvölgy felé. A vándorúton rengeteg izgalom és kaland vár a fiúra és szalmával kitömött gazdájára - csata, hajótörés, banditák és szélhámosok -, Jack alig győzi elhárítani a rájuk zúduló megannyi veszélyt.

Philip Pullman - Roger ​titka
Roger ​titka szinte felfoghatatlan titok, elképesztő és nem mindennapos. Roger segítségre szorul, de Rogernek csak azok tudnak segíteni, akik meg tudnak érteni valakit (valamit), aki egy másik világból csöppent közénk. Roger titka meghökkentő. Roger titka döbbenetes. Roger titka hihetetlen. Roger nem az, aminek látszik. Vagy mégis? Roger valójában az, aminek látszik, s csak az elképesztő, szinte hihetetlen múltja káprázat? Döntsd el Te, Ifjú Olvasónk, s döntsd el azt is, ha valakit egy ilyen lelketlen titok nyomaszt, válhat-e valaha lelkes, vidám kisfiúvá?

Philip Pullman - Karlstein ​gróf
Kedves ​Olvasó! Betábláztad már az őszi szünetedet? Mit szólnál egy kis kiránduláshoz a svájci hegyekbe? Élményhétvége a boldog békeidőkben, a romlatlan természet lágy ölén: lövészverseny, bűvészparádé... Hmm? Kiváló sör és kolbász mellett ráadásul vérpezsdítő házi bonyodalmakkal is szolgál a Víg Vadász fogadó: ármány, szerelem, ami belefér (olyan forgalma van, hogy asztalt-szobát foglaltatni erősen javallott, de mivel nem lehetséges, bízzunk az intézmény hallatlan rugalmasságában.) Aki olvasta már Philip Pullman más könyveit, tanúsíthatja a szerző ötletgazdagságát, ezért is figyelemre méltó, hogy fantázia ide, fantázia oda, ő is a legutolsó kis cselédet ugrasztja mindenért...

Philip Pullman - I ​was a Rat!
“I ​Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That’s what Billy thinks. Or just an ordinary small boy, though a little ratty in his habits? Only three people believe this version of the story. And it may take a royal intervention—and a bit of magic—to convince the rest of the world. Set against the backdrop of a Royal Wedding—and a playful parody of the press, I Was a Rat! is a magical weaving of humor, fairy tale, and adventure.

Philip Pullman - The ​Gas-Fitters' Ball
Part ​of The New Cut Gang Series. The New Cut Gang is a group of urchins in 1892. Lambeth Walk and the New Cut bristles with gangsters, bookies, pickpockets, swindlers, horse thieves and the occasional tentative policeman. The gang discover a cache of counterfeit gold sovereigns and are pursued by its murderous owner.

Philip Pullman - Ménkű ​és a viaszrém
Különös ​események bolygatják meg Lambeth lakóinak nyugalmát! Hamis pénzérmék jelennek meg a forgalomban, aztán a rendőrök letartóztatják Ménkű apját! Valóban ő lenne a pénzhamisító?! Mivel a Városszéli banda minden egyes tagja szentül hisz Ménkű apjának ártatlanságában, nyomozásba kezdenek, hogy ezt bebizonyítsák. A számtalan díjjal kitüntetett író humoros és lebilincselően izgalmas történetével veszi kezdetét a Városszéli banda különös kalandjait bemutató gyerekregény-sorozat.

Philip Pullman - A ​tűzijáték gyermeke
Tűzijátékmester ​akarsz lenni? Magaddal hoztad a Három Ajándékot? Leila minden másnál jobban szeretné, hogy tűzijátékmester lehessen. A tűzijátékmestereknek azonban veszélyes utazást kell megtenniük, hogy találkozzanak a rettenetes Razvanival, a Tűz Megszállottjával. Vajon Leila hogyan viszi véghez küldetését? A kislány még nem tudja, hogy különleges védelemre van szüksége a lángok ellen...

Philip Pullman - Északi ​fény
Lyra ​Belacqa kalandvágyó, fékezhetetlen kislány. Miután szülei meghalnak, nagybátyja a Jordan-kollégium tudósainak gondjaira bízza. Lyra a kollégium Mesterétől titokzatos tárgyat kap, az aletiométert, s ezzel kezdetét veszi egy rendkívüli utazás, mely a messzi északra vezet ahol boszorkányok és harcos jegesmedvék vívják csatáikat. Lyra küldetése nem pusztán a saját világára jár mérhetetlen következményekkel, de a párhuzamos világok sorsát is meghatározza, melyeknek létezéséről nem is tudunk...

Philip Pullman - The ​Golden Compass
Published ​in 40 countries, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy--The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass--has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. In 1996, The Golden Compass changed the face of fantasy publishing, and 2006 marks its 10 Year Anniversary--and an opportunity to celebrate with a deluxe hardcover. Pullman created new material just for this edition (archival documents, scientific notes and "found" letters of Lord Asriel) which has been illustrated and handlettered by renowned British artist Ian Beck and will be included in the back matter. The deluxe edition also features Pullman's own chapter opening spot art. A quality collectible--with the enticement of never-before-seen new material--for Pullman fans.

Philip Pullman - Lyra's ​Oxford
Lyra's ​Oxford is a short book by Philip Pullman depicting an episode involving the heroine of His Dark Materials, Pullman's best-selling trilogy. Lyra's Oxford is set when Lyra Silvertongue is 15, two years after the end of the trilogy.

Philip Pullman - The ​Amber Spyglass
The ​third book in the HIS DARK MATERIALS trilogy Will is the bearer of the knife. Now, accompanied by angels, his task is to deliver that powerful, dangerous weapon to Lord Asriel - by the command of his dying father. But how can he go looking for Lord Asriel, when Lyra is gone? Only with her help can he fathom the myriad plots and intrigues that beset him. The two great powers of the many worlds are lining up for the war, and Will must find Lyra, for together they are on their way to battle, and inevitable journey that will even take them to the world of the dead...

Philip Pullman - The ​Subtle Knife
'What ​is he? A friend, or an enemy?' 'He is a murderer'. Will has just killed a man. He's on the run. His escape will take him far beyond his own world, to the eerie disquiet of a deserted city, and to a girl, Lyra. Her fate is strangely linked to his own, and together they must find the most powerful weapon in all the world.