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The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach.

Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world.

Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want.

But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other...

A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which contintues with The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass.

A #1 New York Times Bestseller
Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction
Published in 40 Countries

"Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." --The Washington Post

"Very grand indeed." --The New York Times

"Pullman is quite possibly a genius." --Newsweek

Book Reviews

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Average rating
4.3 / 5
Loved it!
June 26th, 2015
This was a geat book I am so glad I read it!!!! My favorite character is Pan. He and Lyra always make me laugh!
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A good book, but just that, not great.
November 5th, 2014
This was definitely a page turner. However, I would not call this a series for kids. The subject material is kind of dark. I also couldn't really empathize with the main character.
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1 review
What a bold move
April 8th, 2013
Started as a child like adventure, finished as philosofical challenge
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