♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein
☯ Full Synopsis : "Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein
☯ Full Synopsis : ""Count Karlstein, or The Ride of the Demon Huntsman, was Philip Pullman's first novel for children, published by Chatto & Windus in 1982. It is a wonderful gothic melodrama which he wrote as a play for school children when he was an English teacher. No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes on All Souls' Eve. - the night Zamiel the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey. ut the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargain with Zamiel, and so the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte, are in danger. Their only hope lies with Hildi, a castle maidservant, and her fearless brother Peter. Can they save the girls from their dreadful fate? Only one thing is certain - the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied! deliciously terrifying and wickedly funny Gothic tale.""Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein
☯ Full Synopsis : "Now in paperback, a spooky and funny middle-grade thriller from the author of The Golden Compass."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein, Or, The Ride of the Demon Huntsman
☯ Full Synopsis : "Who would dare venture outdoors on All Souls' Eve knowing that Zamiel the Demon Huntsman is on the prowl? But evil Count Karlstein has struck a bargain with Zamiel - and his two young nieces Charlotte and Lucy stand to lose out in the pact. What can the girls do to escape their fate? Brilliantly informed by a variety of classic, and not so classic, sources, this tale gallops along at high speed and is a highly visual and very unusual book."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Count Karlstein and Other Stories
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♥ Book Title : The Scarecrow and His Servant
☯ Full Synopsis : "Outrageously zany and filed with non-stop surprises, Simon Reade’s theatrical adaptation of The Scarecrow and His Servant, renowned author Philip Pullman's fictional children's tale, is an enchanting play for young readers and performers. Delve into the magical world of Scarecrow as you accompany him as Jack, his trusty help-mate, and together you can embark on adventures that will make your head spin. From dodging dangerous bandits and surviving terrifying shipwrecks, to soaring through the skies with wild birds, this play is a roller-coaster ride of never-ending escapades. But when the river-polluting Buffaloni tyrants catch up with you for a final showdown, who will come to your rescue and save the day? A production of The Scarecrow and His Servant ran at the Southwark Playhouse in December 2008-January 2009."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Beyond His Dark Materials
☯ Full Synopsis : "Beyond the His Dark Materials series lies a vast fictional realm populated by the many diverse character creations of Philip Pullman. During a more than 30-year career, Pullman has created worlds filled with quests, trials, tragedies and triumphs, and this book explores those worlds. The picture books, novellas and novels written for children, adolescents and adults are analyzed through the themes of innocence and experience, and the journeys Pullman sets his characters on, journeys through which they learn that one must embrace change, loss and suffering to grow in wisdom and grace."Article| Susan Redington Bobby| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Spring-Heeled Jack
☯ Full Synopsis : "A fun, thriller of an adventure told in words and pictures from master storyteller, Philip Pullman, including beautiful cover illustration by Peter Bailey and sumptuous illustrations throughout by David Mostyn. Rose and Lily and their little brother Ned live in an orphanage - a terrible place, where the porridge is thin and cold, and nobody smiles. One dark and stormy night, they decide enough is enough, and they run away. But hiding in the shadows, as they make their way through the dangerous back streets of London, is Mack the Knife: the most villainous of villains . . . Hiding above the streets, leaping through the air, is Spring-Heeled Jack. He dresses like the devil and his name creates shivers in people, but he is ready for action against the evil-doers and scallywags of the city's dark streets - Mack the Knife included - and he might just be able to save the orphans."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Detective Stories
☯ Full Synopsis : "This book features a marvellous collection of murderous, greedy and immoral villains brought to book by the greatest fictional detectives, who date from the golden age of crime literature as well as the present day. Follow in the footsteps of criminal masterminds and marvel at the inspired deductions of Sherlock Holmes, Hercule Poirot and the brilliant (if timid) Mr Budd. Nick Hardcastle's line drawings make these riveting stories come alive"Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Puss in Boots
☯ Full Synopsis : "A clever cat wins his master a fortune and the hand of a princess."Article| no defined| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Tin Princess
☯ Full Synopsis : "The final book in Philip Pullman's classic SALLY LOCKHART quartet in a beautiful new edition. Jim Taylor, Sally Lockhart's oldest friend, is engaged as bodyguard to a princess. But Crown Princess Adelaide of Razkavia is not what you'd expect. She's the slum-girl Jim has been searching for ever since she vanished ten years ago. Now her life is in mortal danger, and together they must battle against unknown enemies in a country where no one can be trusted."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Firework Maker's Daughter
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive? Lila’s is the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of and the gripping story of the fleet-footed heroine will livelong in the memory of anyone who enters her world."Article| Philip Pullman| Statement ..."