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  • Published: 23 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241475249
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $16.99

Serpentine

A short story from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust




A story in the Arctic from the world of His Dark Materials and The Book of Dust by master storyteller, Philip Pullman.

'Lyra Silvertongue, you're very welcome . . . Yes, I know your new name. Serafina Pekkala told me everything about your exploits'

Lyra and her daemon Pantalaimon have left the events of His Dark Materials far behind.
In this snapshot of their forever-changed lives they return to the North to visit an old friend,
where we will learn that things are not exactly as they seem . . .

Illustrated throughout by Tom Duxbury, the perfect re-entry for fans of His Dark Materials
and a wonderful companion to The Book of Dust,
Serpentine is a brand-new special read for Pullman fans old and new.

  • Published: 23 November 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241475249
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $16.99

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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