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My first children’s book was Count Karlstein (1982, republished in 2002). That was followed by The Ruby in the Smoke (1986), the first in a quartet of books featuring the young Victorian adventurer, Sally Lockhart. I did a great deal of research for the background of these stories, and I don’t intend to let it lie unused, so there will almost certainly be more of them.

I’ve also written a number of shorter stories which, for want of a better term, I call fairy tales. They include The Firework-Maker’s Daughter, I Was a Rat!, and Clockwork, or All Wound Up. This is a kind of story I find very enjoyable, though immensely difficult to write.

However, my most well-known work is the trilogy His Dark Materials, beginning with Northern Lights (The Golden Compass in the USA) in 1995, continuing with The Subtle Knife in 1997, and concluding with The Amber Spyglass in 2000. These books have been honoured by several prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children’s Book Award, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award – the first time in the history of that prize that it was given to a children’s book.

I was the 2002 recipient of the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children’s literature. At the award ceremony for that prize, which I was very proud to receive, I promised to spend my time in future making fewer speeches and writing more books.

Well, that was an easy promise to make, and an easy one to break as well. The trouble is that people keep asking me to stand up and speak about one thing or another, and I keep finding things to be interested in and talk about. I suppose I shall have to put up with it, and so will my audiences.

I have been very lucky with prizes. Northern Lights won the Carnegie Medal in 1996, and ten years later it was awarded the Carnegie of Carnegies, chosen by readers from all the books that have won this medal in the 70 years since it was first awarded.

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The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
by Philip Pullman
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of His Dark Materials--now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Lin-Manuel Miranda--to expand on the story of Lyra, “one of fantasy’s most indelible heroines” (The New York Times Magazine).   Don’t miss Volume II of The Book of...
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The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth (Book of Dust, Volume 2)
by Philip Pullman
The #1 New York Times Bestseller!Return to the world of His Dark Materials—now an HBO original series starring Dafne Keen, Ruth Wilson, Andrew Scott, and Lin-Manuel Miranda—in the second volume of Philip Pullman’s new bestselling masterwork The Book of Dust.   The windows between the many worlds have been sealed and the momentous...
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His Dark Materials: The Collectors
His Dark Materials: The Collectors
by Philip Pullman
A chilling Gothic tale with a revealing glimpse of the iconic Mrs. Coulter--one of Philip Pullman's most enigmatic characters. This companion story to His Dark Materials is now in print for the first time in a beautiful gift edition.In this darkly delicious tale, internationally acclaimed author Philip Pullman invites readers to meet the...
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His Dark Materials: Serpentine
His Dark Materials: Serpentine
by Philip Pullman
A bewitching tale with a fascinating new glimpse of young Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon. This companion to the New York Times bestselling His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust series follows Pullman's beloved characters on a brand new adventure. After the world-altering events of The Amber Spyglass,  Lyra and Pan find themselves...
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The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
The Ruby in the Smoke: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
by Philip Pullman
“BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . ” When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn’t know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally’s terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father’s mysterious death.
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Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling
by Philip Pullman
From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a...
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His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford
His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford
by Philip Pullman
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra and her world.When a witch's daemon crashes onto the roof of Jordan College, Lyra and her daemon, Pan, are eager to help. But as...
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The Tin Princess: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
The Tin Princess: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
by Philip Pullman
AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners—Becky, Jim, and Adelaide—journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882. They’re an unlikely trio to lead a country, but when Adelaide’s husband, the new king, is assassinated, she finds herself fighting for the crown—and for her very life.
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The Broken Bridge
The Broken Bridge
by Philip Pullman
At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny embarks on a quest for the truth that will allow...
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The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Myths)
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ (Myths)
by Philip Pullman
A thought-provoking retelling of the Gospel story from an atheist perspective.   Upon its hardcover publication, renowned author Philip Pullman’s The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ provoked heated debates and stirred a frenzy of controversy throughout the clerical and literary worlds alike with its bold retelling of the life of...
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The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
by Philip Pullman
WHEN ONE OF Sally’s clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized world.
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The Golden Key: And Other Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (A Penguin Special from Viking)
The Golden Key: And Other Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm (A Penguin Special from Viking)
by Philip Pullman
The perfect Halloween literary treat: three Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass Here are three enchanting Brothers Grimm fairy tales retold by one of the most accomplished authors of our time on their 200th anniversary. Philip Pullman, the #1 New York Times...
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Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm: A New English Version (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
by PHILIP PULLMAN
*National Bestseller*The acclaimed retelling of the world’s best-loved fairy tales by the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Golden Compass and The Book of Dust—now in paperback, and with 3 new tales! Two centuries ago, Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published their first volume of fairy tales. Since then, such stories as “Cinderella,”...
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The Tiger in the Well: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
The Tiger in the Well: A Sally Lockhart Mystery
by Philip Pullman
UNLIKE MOST VICTORIAN women, Sally is completely independent, with her own successful business and a comfortable home for her young daughter, Harriet. But Sally’s whole world is about to collapse. A stranger emerges, claiming to be both her husband and Harriet’s father and threatening all that she has.
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The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials Book 1)
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Complete Edition (His Dark Materials Book 1)
by Philip Pullman
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass, one of the most celebrated books of all time! Published in 50 countries with over 22 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber...
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I Was a Rat!
I Was a Rat!
by Philip Pullman
“I Was a Rat!” So insists a scruffy boy named Roger. Maybe it’s true. But what is he now? A terrifying monster running wild in the sewers? The Daily Scourge is sure of it. A victim of “Rodent Delusion”? The hospital nurse says yes. A lucrative fairground freak? He is to Mr. Tapscrew. A champion wriggler and a budding thief? That’s what...
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Count Karlstein
Count Karlstein
by Philip Pullman
Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their...
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The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (His Dark Materials)
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1 (His Dark Materials)
by Philip Pullman
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!The world of Philip Pullman’s internationally bestselling His Dark Materials saga is brought to visual life in book 1 of a three-volume graphic adaptation of The Golden Compass.   Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild...
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His Dark Materials (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays): New Edition (Nick Hern Books)
His Dark Materials (Stage Version) (NHB Modern Plays): New Edition (Nick Hern Books)
by Philip Pullman
A two-play dramatisation of Philip Pullman's extraordinary award-winning fantasy trilogy, first seen at the National Theatre.His Dark Materials takes us on a thrilling journey through worlds familiar and unknown. For Lyra and Will, its two central characters, it's a coming of age and a transforming spiritual experience. Their great quest...
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Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp
by Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman's wry wit and award-winning talent brings much to this rich, dark and uplifting rendition of the classic tale ALADDIN AND THE ENCHANTED LAMP. With magic and mischief in equal measure, and with brand new illustrations from master printmaker Chris Wormell, it will captivate readers of all ages.
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The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 2 (His Dark Materials Book 1)
The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 2 (His Dark Materials Book 1)
by Philip Pullman
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!The eagerly awaited second volume in the graphic novel adaptation of Philip Pullman’s international bestseller The Golden Compass.     This second volume of the graphic novel finds Lyra in the far North. With the help...
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The White Mercedes
The White Mercedes
by Philip Pullman
A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance—and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister...
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The Scarecrow and His Servant
The Scarecrow and His Servant
by Philip Pullman
A tattered scarecrow stands in the middle of a muddy field, taking no notice of the violent thunderstorm around him. But when a bolt of lightning strikes him, fizzing its way through his turnip head and down his broomstick, the Scarecrow blinks with surprise–and comes to life. So begins the story of the Scarecrow, a courteous but...
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Spring-Heeled Jack
Spring-Heeled Jack
by Philip Pullman
Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark...
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His Dark Materials (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
His Dark Materials (SparkNotes Literature Guide) (SparkNotes Literature Guide Series)
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His Dark Materials (SparkNotes Literature Guide) by Philip Pullman Making the reading experience fun! Created by Harvard students for students everywhere, SparkNotes is a new breed of study guide: smarter, better, faster.Geared to what today's students need to know, SparkNotes provides:chapter-by-chapter analysis explanations of key...
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Two Crafty Criminals!: and how they were Captured by the Daring Detectives of the New Cut Gang
Two Crafty Criminals!: and how they were Captured by the Daring Detectives of the New Cut Gang
by Philip Pullman
Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Bank—a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears...
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