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Exploring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials: An Unauthorized Adventure Through The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass

Author(s): Lois Gresh
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: October 30, 2007
Format: Paperback, 224 Pages
ISBN: 031234743X

Editorial Overview

His Dark Materials is one of the most popular, award-winning fantasies of all time, a bestselling trilogy hailed as 'a modern classic' by The New York Times. Now, for the first time ever, Lois H. Gresh helps young readers examine Pullman's intricate universe with Exploring His Dark Materials, the ultimate companion guide. Gresh's fun, interactive book explores the complex science, religion, and fantastic elements of His Dark Materials in a way that's both informative and fun for younger readers. Exploring His Dark Materials is filled with sidebars, history, facts and an in-depth analysis of the books, answering questions like: "What are daemons?" "Why is Dust important to the series?" "Is 'Dark Material' real and how does it relate to our universe?" "What are the origins of ghosts and shapeshifters?" And much more! Exploring His Dark Materials is a thrilling and essential guide for young adults to help them explore this fantastic and challenging fantasy world.


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Lois H. Gresh is the author of eighteen books, including The Truth behind a Series of Unfortunate Events and The Ultimate Unauthorized Eragon Guide. She lives in upstate New York.



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