Philip Pullman: Four Tales

Spooky, spine-tingling fantasies by the author of Northern Lights: just right for frosty winter nights! What does Philip Pullman do when he’s not penning grand epics like His Dark Materials, or signing copies of his books, or being interviewed for the papers? The answer is, he writes rather wonderful fairy tales. And here’s your chance to discover them! First there’s Clockwork: the dark gothic story of a German clockmaker. Next up is I Was a Rat, set amid the murky backstreets of Victorian London. And you’ll love The Firework-Maker’s Daughter and The Scarecrow and His Servant: dazzling quests full of adventure and colour. Simply magical stuff.

  • Breathtaking short novels by a celebrated literary master
  • Now in a bumper bind-up edition to keep and treasure
  • Shimmering with colour, humour, magic and imagination
  • An intricate mix of fantasy, fairy tale and Gothic elements
  • This special paperback edition is only available here

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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.

  • Peter Bailey

    Peter Bailey is the wonderful illustrator of The Boy in the Biscuit Tin, The Girl With the Broken Wing and The Fish in Room 11.

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