The Golden Compass

By Pullman, Philip

Publishers Summary:
Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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ISBN
978-0-67987-924-4
Publisher
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996.


REVIEWS

School Library Journal

Reviewed on April 1, 1996

Gr 7-Up A novel set in London and in the Arctic regions of a world that is somewhat like our own. Lyra, apparently an orphan, lives among the scholars at Jordan College, Oxford. She becomes aware of a nefarious plot to steal children and transport them to the far north. As Lyra is drawn deeper and deeper into this mystery, she finds that the children are being made to suffer terribly. What she does not--and must not--know is that she is the keystone in an ancient prophecy. Her destiny is to save her world and to move on into a parall...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Guide

Starred Review on October 1, 1996  |  Intermediate Fiction

In Lyra's world, similar to our own but with some important differences, each human has a 'daemon,' an animal familiar with whom one's life and de...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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