Northern Lights

by Philip Pullman

Reading Age: 10+

Interest level: 10+

Book one in the His Dark Materials trilogy

by Philip Pullman

Lyra and her animal daemon live a carefree life amongst the scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. Yet the destiny that awaits her will take her far from her home, to the magical frozen lands of the Arctic, amongst the witch-clans and ice-bears. Here, she will discover the truth about her identity, which will have immeasurable consequences reaching beyond her own world.


This extraordinary fantasy is the first book in Philip Pullman's multi-award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy. Exciting, original and enormously powerful it is an incredible feat of imagination, and one of the classics of 20th century children's literature.


Publisher: Scholastic

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It is one of the best books in the world. Philip Pullman is a genius.

Rating: 5 star
6 February 2016

Very gripping however, in some elements of the book it can become somewhat uninteresting. Would also recommend the Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.

Rating: 4 star
29 November 2015

awesome never saw a book like this this is going to me my next birthday gift because today iam gonna ask my dad!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rating: 5 star
3 September 2015

its cool!!!

Rating: 4 star
sindhu chelikani
29 July 2014

A brilliant book, it's a must read

Rating: 5 star
10 October 2013

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