The Firework-Maker's Daughter

Lila dreams of being a firework-maker like her father. But it isn’t all about creating Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. Like every firework-maker before her, Lila must also make a nightmarish journey to battle Razvani, the evil Fire-Fiend. On her journey she outwits pirates, raging beasts and a furious emperor. But will she survive the Fire-Fiend’s blazing wrath? Inspired by Philip Pullman’s own love of fireworks and their names – Incandescent Fountain, Golden Vesuvius – this exotic story crackles with suspense and wonder.

  • A dazzling short novel by a celebrated literacy master
  • Shimmering with colour, humour, magic and imagination
  • Philip Pullman is the best-loved author of Northern Lights
  • He has won the Carnegie Medal and the Whitbread Prize

“One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own… delivered with a lightness of touch that is sheer genius.” Independent

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    Philip Pullman

    Philip Pullman is probably the world’s most acclaimed living children’s author, best known for the trilogy of books known as His Dark Materials.

    Awards

    Philip won the Nestle Smarties award for both Clockwork and The Firework Maker’s Daughter. Northern Lights was published in hardback in July 1995. That year, it won the Carnegie Medal and Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize and was Children’s Book of the Year at the British Book Awards.

    The Amber Spyglass won WHSmith Children’s Book of the Year 2000 at the British Book Awards, was Highly Commended for the Carnegie Medal and was longlisted for The Booker Prize 2001. Philip Pullman was voted Whitaker Author of the Year by the Booksellers Association. The Amber Spyglass went on to win both Whitbread Children’s Book of the Year and Whitbread Book of the Year 2001 and in doing so became the first children’s book to win the main prize in the award’s history.

    Philip has also been recognised with two major awards for his contribution to literature: the Eleanor Farjeon award in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Prize in 2005.

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