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The Subtle Knife Gift Edition

Written by Philip Pullman

Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon

Part of the His Dark Materials Series

Key Stage 2 Key Stage 3 Fantasy / Magical

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The second in Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy. His ‘Dark Materials’, is the story of Lyra, a young girl with an exceptional destiny. Brought up in Jordan College, Oxford Lyra uncovers a secret about her mysterious guardian which leads to some dangerous questioning. It also marks the beginning of Lyra’s search for her friend Roger, a search that takes her to the ice kingdoms of the North where armoured bears rule. Lyra’s courage and stubborn determination lead her on this mission of incredible danger in this brilliant and imaginative story.  It’s completely original and totally spellbinding; a true classic that will stand the test of time much in the way Tolkien’s famous work has done.

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The Subtle Knife Gift Edition Synopsis

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 worlds...

The second volume in Philip Pullman's incredible His Dark Materials, in a stunning gift edition. Illustrated by Melissa Castrillon.

The Subtle Knife Gift Edition Press Reviews

'One of the supreme literary dreamers and magicians of our time.' Guardian

'A genuine masterpiece of intelligent, imaginative storytelling.' Mail On Sunday

'One of those books which one can hardly bear to close.' Scotsman

Book Information

ISBN: 9780702301681
Publication date: 21st November 2019
Author: Philip Pullman
Illustrator: Melissa Castrillon
Publisher: Scholastic
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 352 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2, Key Stage 3
Topics: Fantasy / Magical

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek. He has also won many distinguished prizes, including the Carnegie Medal for Northern Lights (and the reader-voted ‘Carnegie of Carnegies’ for the best children’s book of the past seventy years); the Whitbread (now Costa) Award for The Amber Spyglass; and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award, in honour of ...

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