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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

Lois H. Gresh

St. Martin's Griffin

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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Exploring Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials
PART 1FRONT MATTER1WHAT IS HIS DARK MATERIALS?The simplest way of answering this question is to state that His Dark Materials is a trilogy of young adult fantasy novels. However, this is much too simple a description of Philip Pullman’s The Golden Compass (Book 1), The Subtle Knife (Book 2), and The Amber Spyglass (Book 3).In reality, His Dark Materials is an epic coming-of-age trilogy that includes vast sweeps of science, theology, and magic, while speculating about topics as profound as the meaning of life and the fundamental nature of God,
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  • Lois H. Gresh

  • Lois H. Gresh is the New York Times bestselling author of many books, including The Twilight Companion, The Hunger Games Companion, and other fans' guides, as well as science fiction novels and stories. She lives in upstate New York.
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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

Lois H. Gresh

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