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  • Published: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780552557306
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

Count Karlstein - The Novel


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A deliciously terrifying and wickedly funny gothic tale. Now with a new cover look. This is the first ever children's novel by the award-winning Philip Pullman - a treat no Pullman fan should miss!

COUNT KARLSTEIN, or THE RIDE OF THE DEMON HUNTSMAN, was Philip Pullman's first novel for children, published by Chatto and Windus in 1982. It is a wonderful gothic melodrama which he first wrote as a play for school-children when he was an English teacher.
No one in the village of Karlstein dares to leave their home on All Souls Eve - the night Zamiel, the Demon Huntsman comes to claim his prey.
But the evil Count Karlstein has struck a terrible bargin with Zamiel, and so the lives of his young nieces, Lucy and Charlotte,are in danger. Their only hope lies with Hildi, a castle maidservant, and her fearless brother, Peter. Can they save the girls from their dreadful fate? Only one thing is certain - the Demon Huntsman will not return to his dark wood unsatisfied!

  • Pub date: 3 December 2007
  • ISBN: 9780552557306
  • Imprint: Corgi Childrens
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 272
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children's authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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