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  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241362273
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

Count Karlstein




The very first children's novel by Philip Pullman the creator of His Dark Materials, Count Karlstien is a deliciously terrifying, wickedly funny adventure. Illustrated by Peter Bailey.

All Souls' Eve is a night when nobody in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their homes. For that is the night that Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman, prowls through the forests in search of his prey . . .
This year, however, the Huntsman doesn't need to go searching. He knows exactly where to find his human prey. Ten years ago, he made a deal with the Count of Karlstein - and now the Demon Huntsman has come to collect his prize . . .

Count Karlstien has offered up the lives of his two young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte. Lucky for the orphaned sisters, the Count's maid, Hildi, has heard his evil plan and is determined that they will not be this year's prey - not on her watch . . .

The very first children's novel by Philip Pullman the creator of His Dark Materials, Count Karlstien is a deliciously terrifying, wickedly funny adventure.

  • Published: 30 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241362273
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 288
  • RRP: $14.99

About the author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman was born in Norwich and educated in England, Zimbabwe, Australia and Wales. He studied English at Exeter College, Oxford.

His first children's book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. To date, he has published thirty-three books, read by children and adults alike. His most famous work is the His Dark Materials trilogy. These books have been honoured by several prizes including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Prize, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award - the first time that prize had been given to a children's book. Pullman has received numerous other awards, including the Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Award. He was knighted in the 2019 New Year's Honours List for Services to Literature.

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Praise for Count Karlstein

A masterly storyteller

Independent

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