The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by PHILIP PULLMANThe Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by PHILIP PULLMAN

The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1


Paperback | September 22, 2015

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The world of Philip Pullman’s internationally bestselling His Dark Materials saga is brought to visual life in book 1 of a three-volume graphic adaptation of The Golden Compass.
Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her dæmon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win—or to lose—this more-than-mortal battle.
The stunning full-color art offers both new and returning readers a chance to experience the story of Lyra, an ordinary girl with an extraordinary role to play in the fates of multiple worlds, in an entirely new way.
“Superb . . . all-stops-out thrilling.” —The Washington Post
PHILIP PULLMAN is one of the most acclaimed writers working today. He is best known for the His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass), which has been named one of the top 100 novels of all time by Newsweek and one of the all-time greatest novels by Entertainment Weekly. He has also won many d...
Title:The Golden Compass Graphic Novel, Volume 1Format:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9 × 7.13 × 0.25 inPublished:September 22, 2015Publisher:Random House Children's BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0553523724

ISBN - 13:9780553523720

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lovely adaptation of the excellent novel The only caution I would give for The Golden Compass graphic novel is that its art style takes a bit of getting used to. It has a sketchy quality with a lot of lines and not much depth. But the full colour interpretation of Pullman's world is beautiful and the story is highly compelling. I think this is a great way to appreciate The Golden Compass, whether for the first time or as a complement to the original novel. (Skip the film!)
Date published: 2017-05-08

Editorial Reviews

"The story’s signature fantasies—the daemons; the armored mercenary polar bears; and the alethiometer—are realized with compelling force (and, in the case of the daemons, humor). [This] retelling will bring Pullman’s work new fans and give previous readers new pleasure." -- Publishers Weekly, Starred review "The small and detailed but very clear panels are full of expressive faces, discernible action, and moody shadowing. Readers familiar with Pullman’s novel will appreciate this artistic adaptation, as will readers who simply prefer graphic novels to prose."--Booklist"Whether this is a reader's first experience with the tale or they are already familiar with the story, they should be delighted by this rendition."--School Library Journal