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The golden compass, Philip Pullman

Label
The golden compass
Title
The golden compass
Statement of responsibility
Philip Pullman
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Overview: 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
Cataloging source
IKG
Dewey number
816
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Interest age level : Ages 10-17
LC call number
PZ7.P968
LC item number
Go 2001
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
His dark materials
Series volume
bk. 1
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The golden compass, Philip Pullman
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Oxford: -- Decanter of Tokay -- Idea of north -- Lyra's Jordan -- Alethiometer -- Cocktail party -- Throwing nets -- John Faa -- Frustration -- Spies -- Part 2: Bolvaitgar: -- Consul and the bear -- Armor -- Lost boy -- Fencing -- Bolvangar lights -- Daemon cages -- Silver guillotine -- Witches -- Part 3: Svalbard: -- Fog and ice -- Captivity -- Mortal combat -- Lord Asriel's welcome -- Betrayal -- Bridge to the stars
Control code
47145339
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780440418320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47145339
Label
The golden compass, Philip Pullman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part 1: Oxford: -- Decanter of Tokay -- Idea of north -- Lyra's Jordan -- Alethiometer -- Cocktail party -- Throwing nets -- John Faa -- Frustration -- Spies -- Part 2: Bolvaitgar: -- Consul and the bear -- Armor -- Lost boy -- Fencing -- Bolvangar lights -- Daemon cages -- Silver guillotine -- Witches -- Part 3: Svalbard: -- Fog and ice -- Captivity -- Mortal combat -- Lord Asriel's welcome -- Betrayal -- Bridge to the stars
Control code
47145339
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9780440418320
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)47145339

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