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    The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

    The Science of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials

    by Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin

    Faithful Pullman fans, as well as pure science buffs. will be mesmerized by the scientific concepts and philosophical theories found throughout the books, ranging from string theory and quantum physics to Jungian theory and the I Ching. Truly thought-provoking, this supplement to the trilogy gets your child wondering about the connections between her favorite fantasy and the larger world.

    Learning Highlights

    Science concepts and philosophy deepen an appreciation for science-fiction and fantasy.

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    His Dark Materials Boxed Set

    His Dark Materials Boxed Set

    by Philip Pullman

    Shop All Golden Compass

    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.

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The Golden Compass

Author: Philip Pullman

Series: His Dark Materials (Book #1)

Interest Level:
7-12

Lexile Framework:
930L

Grade Level Equivalent:
6.7

Guided Reading Level:
Z

Age:
12-18

Genre:
Adventure, Classics, Movie Tie-In, Fantasy

Subject:
Courage, Bravery, Heroism, Pride and Self-Esteem, Honor

About This Book

In a landmark epic of fantasy and storytelling, Philip Pullman invites readers into a world as convincing and thoroughly realized as Narnia, Earthsea, or Redwall. Here lives an orphaned ward named Lyra Belacqua, whose carefree life among the scholars at Oxford's Jordan College is shattered by the arrival of two powerful visitors. First, her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, appears with evidence of mystery and danger in the far North, including photographs of a mysterious celestial phenomenon called Dust and the dim outline of a city suspended in the Aurora Borealis that he suspects is part of an alternate universe.

He leaves Lyra in the care of Mrs. Coulter, an enigmatic scholar and explorer who offers to give Lyra the attention her uncle has long refused her. In this multilayered narrative, however, "nothing is as it seems. Lyra sets out for the top of the world in search of her kidnapped playmate, Roger, bearing a rare truth-telling instrument, the compass of the title. All around her children are disappearing — victims of so-called "Gobblers" — and being used as subjects in terrible experiments that separate humans from their daemons, creatures that reflect each person's inner being. And somehow, both Lord Asriel and Mrs. Coulter are involved.


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