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The Resource The Book of Dust

The Book of Dust

Label
The Book of Dust
Title
The Book of Dust
Title number
Volume 1
Title part
La belle sauvage
Statement of responsibility
Philip Pullman
Title variation
Belle sauvage
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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington PostPhilip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy....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
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When Malcolm finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust, he finds himself embroiled in a tale of intrigue featuring enforcement agents from the Magisterium, a woman with an evil monkey daemon, and a baby named Lyra
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Award
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 2017.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 2017
  • YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, 2018.
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10603605
Cataloging source
IOU
Index
no index present
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770
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
Series statement
Book of dust
Series volume
0001
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Book of Dust
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BAKER_TAYLOR:0020310037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553510737
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Book of Dust
Publication
Control code
BAKER_TAYLOR:0020310037
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780553510737
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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