The deluxe edition of Philip Pullman's bestselling return to the parallel world of His Dark Materials! Includes gorgeous full-page illustrations!
Don't miss Volume II of The Book of Dust: The Secret Commonwealth!
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS SOON TO BE AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!
This first book in a new trilogy was hailed as an instant classic. In it we learn more about the origins of Lyra—"one of fantasy's most indelible heroines" (The New York Times Magazine)—meet a stalwart new hero with a pivotal role to play in keeping Lyra safe, and catch our first glimpse of the ever elusive substance known as Dust.
This impeccably designed and produced collector's edition includes beautiful new illustrations from cover artist Chris Wormell and an exclusive interview with Philip Pullman about writing La Belle Sauvage.
Don't miss the second volume, The Secret Commonwealth!
PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF DUST: LA BELLE SAUVAGE
"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington Post
"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
About the Author
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy, which has been named one of the top 100 books of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. Pullman was knighted for his services to literature in the 2019 New Years Honours.
The Book of Dust, Pullman’s eagerly anticipated return to the world of His Dark Materials, will also be a book in three parts. It began with La Belle Sauvage and continues with The Secret Commonwealth.
Philip Pullman is the author of many other beloved novels. For younger readers: I Was a Rat!, Count Karlstein, Two Crafty Criminals!, Spring-Heeled Jack, and The Scarecrow and His Servant. For older readers: the Sally Lockhart quartet (The Ruby in the Smoke, The Shadow in the North, The Tiger in the Well, and The Tin Princess), The White Mercedes, and The Broken Bridge. He has written a magnificent collection, Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm, and his essays and lectures on writing and storytelling have been gathered in a volume called Dæmon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling.
Philip Pullman lives in Oxford, England.
Date of Birth:October 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Norwich, England
Education:Exeter College, Oxford University
Read an Excerpt
Eleven-year-old Malcolm lives with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford, across the river Thames from Godstow Priory, where the nuns are looking after a special guest. One night his father comes to Malcolm’s bedroom.
Excerpted from "The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage Collector's Edition (Book of Dust, Volume 1)"
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