Stevenson's classic adventure story for boys (but girls like it too!), once read, is never forgotten. A shiver goes down the spine as the ominous tap of a walking stick announces the approach of Blind Pew; with Billy Bones we shudder in dread at the mere thought of the terrible Black Spot; we share the terror of Jim Hawkins, hidden on the deck of the Hispaniola in an apple barrel, overhearing the plotting of the mutineers. Treasure Island launched the genre of pirate stories for children which is still very much alive today, inventing the archetypal pirate captain in the sinister one-legged Long John Silver, complete with parrot on shoulder.
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In his award-winning fantasy trilogy, HIS DARK MATERIALS, Philip Pullman invents a richly detailed and marvellously imagined world that is complex and thought-provoking enough to enthral readers of all ages.
Northern Lights introduces Lyra, an orphan, who lives in a parallel universe in which science, theology and magic are entwined. Lyra’s search for a kidnapped friend uncovers a sinister plot involving stolen children and turns into a quest to understand a mysterious phenomenon called Dust. In The Subtle Knife she is joined on her journey by Will, a boy who possesses a knife that can cut windows between worlds. As Lyra learns the truth about her parents and her prophesied destiny, the two young people are caught up in a war against celestial powers that ranges across many worlds and leads to a thrilling conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. The epic story Pullman tells is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armoured polar bears, magical devices, witches and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound re-imagining of Milton’s Paradise Lost.
An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, HIS DARK MATERIALS is a monumental and enduring achievement.