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Happy Anniversary: His Dark Materials

2020 marks two milestones for Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy: the twenty-fifth anniversary of the UK publication of its first volume, Northern Lights (published a year later in the United States as The Golden Compass); and the twentieth anniversary of the international publication of the third, The Amber Spyglass...
      

Review of The Secret Commonwealth

The Secret Commonwealth [The Book of Dust] by Philip Pullman Middle School, High School    Knopf    635 pp.    g 10/19    978-0-553-51066-9    $22.99 Library ed.  978-0-553-51067-6    $25.99 e-book ed.  978-0-553-51068-3    $11.99 Don’t start here. While bibliographically this second entry in Pullman’s Book of Dust trilogy follows La Belle Sauvage (rev. 10/18), biographically...
      

Review of La Belle Sauvage

La Belle Sauvage [The Book of Dust]by Philip PullmanIntermediate, Middle School    Knopf    451 pp.10/17    978-0-375-81530-0    $22.99Library ed.  978-0-553-51072-0    $25.99e-book ed.  978-0-553-51073-7    $11.99Baby daemons are just as adorable as you’d think, and when it’s baby Lyra’s baby daemon we’re talking about — well, you could write a book. Set a few...
      

British (and Aussie and Kiwi!) invasion

Our fandom knows no borders! Some of our best-loved fantasy authors come to us from across the pond (or, in Garth Nix's and Margaret Mahy's cases, across the equator). We've highlighted a few essential articles by/about each author, as well some adoring blog posts; click on an author's name to...
      

Review of The Amber Spyglass

The Amber Spyglassby Philip PullmanMiddle School, High School     Knopf     523 pp.10/00     0-679-87926-9     $19.95Armed with a rare numbered typescript copy of The Amber Spyglass, I’m tempted to roll up my shirtsleeves, light a cigar, splash some Tokay into a glass, and discuss fine points of reason, fancy, and theology before all...
      

Philip Pullman's "The Collectors"

It's been quite some time since fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials series have had any new... well, material... to sate us. After the trilogy — The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass — concluded in 2000, Pullman briefly returned to the universe in Lyra's Oxford...
      

>Can I buy an umlaut?

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>I love it when my second-favorite magazine meets the interests of my first:"The young miller is naive, vulnerable and over-enthusiastic, with a poetic imagination, but not psychotic! As to the cycle's ending, his death in the brook makes me think of the Philip Pullman trilogy His Dark Materials. Pullman imagines...
      

>This sounds like fun

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>My old friend Brian Alderson and Books for Keeps editor Rosemary Stones are going to be conducting a five day course about Philip Pullman in France this June. If that is not enough, listen to this from the course brochure: "Le Verger is a beautifully renovated complex of farm buildings...
      

>Philip Gets His Groove Back

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>After his unusual demureness in face of the star-making machinery, I'm pleased to see Philip Pullman recovering his characteristic pugnacity to defend his dark materials from the interference of the interfering Faithful: "Religion grants its adherents malign, intoxicating and morally corrosive sensations. Destroying intellectual freedom is always evil, but only...
      

>But enough about you. Or me.

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>As we did late last year, Child_Lit has been discussing the U.K.'s age-banding proposal with some ferocity the past few days. While I am firmly in the camp of those who oppose the scheme, a speech Philip Pullman gave on the subject is working my nerves. It's very much a...

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