The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)

by Pullman, Philip (Author)

ISBN: 9780375815300


Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them. -The Washington Post

Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue.

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust-and the spy it was intended for finds him.

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl-just a baby-named Lyra.

Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

The book is full of wonder.... Truly thrilling. -The New York Times

People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out. -Slate

Age Range: From 14 to 0

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, October 2017

Product Dimensions: 9.3 L × 6.7 W × 1.4 H

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