What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her.
What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is . . . a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time? This edition is beautifully illustrated by Peter Bailey.
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"One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own - sheer genius" * Independent * "Full of hilarious, lovable characters this is a book you will want to read over and over again" * The Sunday Times * "Pullman knows it is not enough to bargain on the richness of children's minds: successful writing of this kind depends on the creation of imaginative worlds that have enough internal coherence to be not only comprehensible but inhabitable" * Independent on Sunday * "A wonderfully written adventure story" * Guardian * "A brilliant book" * Derby Evening Telegraph *
About Philip Pullman
Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
The Firework Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman
Used - Very Good
Random House Children's Publishers UK
Winner of Smarties Book Prize Gold Award 1996 Winner of Smarties Book Prize 9-11 Category 1996
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