His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass Illustrated Edition (Hardcover)
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This is book number 1 in the His Dark Materials series.
An over-sized, lavishly illustrated, full-color edition of Philip Pullman's beloved classic.
Philip Pullman's The Golden Compass has been changing the world for twenty-five years.
We are delighted to offer this new edition of the classic, with more than 100 full-color illustrations from acclaimed illustrator Chris Wormell.
A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, The Golden Compass is the story of Lyra and her dæmon familiar and their dangerous journey to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule, and where her fearsome uncle is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world...
Fans and newcomers alike will be drawn into the story as never before by Wormell's thrilling illustrations.
About the Author
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been named one of the top 100 books of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly.
The Book of Dust, Pullman's eagerly anticipated return to the world of His Dark Materials, will also be a book in three parts. It began with La Belle Sauvage and continues with The Secret Commonwealth.
Pullman was knighted for his services to literature in the 2019 New Years Honours. He lives in Oxford, England.
CHRIS WORMELL is a celebrated illustrator and print-maker. He has written and illustrated many wonderful picture books including the New York Times Best-Illustrated book, Teeth, Tails, and Tentacles. He has also created the jackets for many books, notably Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage and The Secret Commonwealth.
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