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His Dark Materials: Lyra's Oxford by [Philip Pullman, John Lawrence]
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"Tantalizing. . . . A provocative exporation of traps and trust, awareness and intuition." -- The New York Times Book Review

"His Dark Materials is easily the most deservedly labeled epic of contemporary epic fantasies; here as a pendant to that trilogy is a short story that even in its brevity manages to capture some of the majesty--and mystery--of the parent work."--The Horn Book Magazine

"Fans who can't get enough of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy will embrace this small volume, which packages a short story about Lyra along with such ephemera as a beautifully engraved, fold-out map of the alternate-reality Oxford which Lyra inhabits. Puzzle enthusiasts will enjoy poring over the clues."--Publishers Weekly

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Attention all serious book collectors and fans of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials. This undoubtedly beautiful package--cloth-bound in a classy red and adorned by numerous illustrations by master engraver and illustrator John Lawrence--is a must-purchase. A pint-sized pocket volume, Lyra's Oxford packages together a short story set in the same universe as his famous trilogy, a fold-out map of the alternate-reality city of Oxford, a short brochure for a cruise to The Levant aboard the S.S. Zenobia, and a postcard from the inventor of the amber spyglass, Mary Malone. Pullman, in his introduction, suggests that the peripheral items within "might be connected with the story, or they might not; they might be connected to stories that haven’t appeared yet. It's difficult to tell."

A very sumptuous and lovingly crafted but tantalizingly brief book , Lyra's Oxford begins when Lyra and Pantalaimon spot a witch's daemon called Ragi being pursued over the rooftops of Oxford by a frenzied pack of birds. The daemon heads straight for Lyra (the creature was given Lyra’s name as somebody who might help) and is given shelter. Together Lyra and Pan try to guide the daemon to the home of Sebastian Makepeace—an alchemist living in a part of Oxford known as Jericho--but it is a journey fraught with more danger than they had at first anticipated. (Age 10 and over) --John McLay --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B000UZJQL4
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Knopf Books for Young Readers; Dgs Fol Pa edition (January 16, 2009)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ January 16, 2009
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 37185 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 58 pages
  • Page numbers source ISBN ‏ : ‎ 1439590443
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
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