Once Upon a Time in the North - His Dark Materials (Hardback)
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Once Upon a Time in the North - His Dark Materials (Hardback)

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Hardback 112 Pages / Published: 20/09/2018
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A mesmerising episode from the universe of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust, giving us an extraordinary insight into this world and its characters.

When Lyra is studying at Oxford University, she comes across the story of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnisson's first meeting, many years ago, along with much evidence of the adventure that brought them together.

She discovers that when a young Texan balloonist Lee came down to earth in the harbour of an Arctic town in the North, little did he realise that he is about to be caught in a war between the residents of the town and the huge arctic bears that also live there.

And when Lee meets one of these bears - Iorek - for the first time, they cement a friendship that will continue throughout their lives, as the tensions in the town threaten to erupt ...

Another wonderful tale from a master story-teller, which includes beautiful illustrations and maps.

Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's UK
ISBN: 9780857535665
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 162 g
Dimensions: 184 x 119 x 16 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Exuberant, intelligent fun . . . Once again Pullman has created a work of art that is enchanting for a child but equally appealing to an adult' - Amanda Craig, The Times

'Tantalisingly short, irresistibly snappy and full of dangerous derring-do' - Independent

'This is a real treat, and easily one of the publishing hightlights of the year that will be devoured by fans old and new' - The Bookseller

'Small and elegant, the book is exquisitely illustrated with woodcuts by John Lawrence and rounded off with bits of memorabilia including a newspaper clipping giving a different spin on events plus a board game. Fast and powerful, this is an exciting read' - Anne Faundez, Carousel

'A short, simple, elegant story . . . cloth-bound, with enhancing woodcuts by master-engraver John Lawrence' - Claudia Fitzherbert, Spectator

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“Once Upon a Time in the North”

I loved everything about this book. From the great presentation, and the fantastic board game to the thrilling story, Once upon a Time in the North is another piece of genius by Philip Pullman. It was brilliant to... More

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“Once Upon a Time This Would Have Been Better”

This short fantasy story tells the tale of how the widely popular and arguably important characters of Lee Scoresby and Iorek Byrnison meet. Texan Aeronaut Lee Scoresby and his Hare Daemon Hester are running out of... More

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“Once Upon a Time in the North”

I have read all of P Pullman's Dark Material and thought that this book was great.I really enjoyed Lee Scorsby's character in the orginial book's and really whated to know more about the character.if... More

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