The Resource The golden compass, Philip Pullman

The golden compass, Philip Pullman

Label
The golden compass
Title
The golden compass
Statement of responsibility
Philip Pullman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The Golden Compass forms the first part of a story in three volumes. The first volume is set in a world like ours, but different in many ways. The second volume is set partly in the world we know. The third moves between many worlds. In The Golden Compass, readers meet for the first time 11-year-old Lyra Belacqua, a precocious orphan growing up within the precincts of Jordan College in Oxford, England. It quickly becomes clear that Lyra's Oxford is not precisely like our own -- nor is her world. In Lyra's world, everyone has a personal dæmon, a lifelong animal familiar. This is a world in which science, theology and magic are closely intertwined. These ideas are of little concern to Lyra, who at the outset of the story, spends most of her time with her friend Roger, a kitchen boy. Together, they share a carefree existence scampering across the roofs of the college, racing through the streets of Oxford, or waging war with the other children in town. But that life changes forever when Lyra and her dæmon, Pantalaimon, prevent an assassination attempt on her uncle, the powerful Lord Asriel, and then overhear a secret discussion about a mysterious entity known as Dust. It is at this time that children mysteriously began to disappear. Children, and only the children, are vanishing at the hands of what become known as the "Gobblers." Who the Gobblers are and what they want is unknown, but soon, children from far and wide are disappearing with out a trace, even Lyra's good friend, Roger. - Publisher
  • Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North
Member of
Summary
Accompanied by her shape-shifting daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1997
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1996
  • British Book Award for Children's Book of the Year, 1996.
  • Carnegie Medal, 1995.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1997
Additional physical form
Also issued online.
Awards note
Carnegie Medal, 1995
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
080228
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pullman, Philip
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
930
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • Z:
  • Grades 9-12
  • UG
LC call number
  • PZ7.P968
  • PR6066.U44
LC item number
  • Go 1996
  • N67 1996
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Reading level
  • 6.7 L930:
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
His dark materials
Series volume
bk. 1
Study program name
  • Reading Counts RC:
  • Accelerated Reader
  • Accelerated Reader AR
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)
  • Missing persons
  • Kidnapping
  • Young adult fiction
  • Arctic regions
  • Fantasy
  • Young adult fiction
  • Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)
  • Kidnapping
  • Missing persons
  • Arctic Regions
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The golden compass, Philip Pullman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Northern lights
  • Prequel: Once upon a time in the North
  • Sequel: The subtle knife
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one : Oxford. The decanter of Tokay -- The idea of north -- Lyra's Jordan -- The alethiometer -- The cocktail party -- The throwing nets -- John Faa -- Frustration -- The spies -- Part two : Bolvangar. The Consul and the bear -- Armor -- The lost boy -- Fencing -- Bolvangar lights -- The daemon cages -- The silver guillotine -- The witches -- Part three : Svalbard. Fog and ice -- Captivity -- Mortal combat -- Lord Asriel's welcome -- Betrayal -- The bridge to the stars
  • Part one: Oxford -- Part two: Bolvangar -- Part three: Svalbard
Control code
ocm33014058
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781451787115
Lccn
95033397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)33014058
Label
The golden compass, Philip Pullman
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally published as: Northern lights
  • Prequel: Once upon a time in the North
  • Sequel: The subtle knife
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part one : Oxford. The decanter of Tokay -- The idea of north -- Lyra's Jordan -- The alethiometer -- The cocktail party -- The throwing nets -- John Faa -- Frustration -- The spies -- Part two : Bolvangar. The Consul and the bear -- Armor -- The lost boy -- Fencing -- Bolvangar lights -- The daemon cages -- The silver guillotine -- The witches -- Part three : Svalbard. Fog and ice -- Captivity -- Mortal combat -- Lord Asriel's welcome -- Betrayal -- The bridge to the stars
  • Part one: Oxford -- Part two: Bolvangar -- Part three: Svalbard
Control code
ocm33014058
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
399 pages
Isbn
9781451787115
Lccn
95033397
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)33014058

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