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  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241326336
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: $14.99

The Firework-Maker's Daughter



A sparkling, thrilling and magical tale, sumptuously repackaged with new illustrations from Peter Bailey.

Featuring wonderful new illustrations from Peter Bailey this beautiful fairytale is perfect for readers young and old.

Lila doesn't just want to be a Firework-Maker's daughter, she wants to be a Firework Maker herself. But although she's learned a lot she still must get through the most difficult and dangerous part of her apprenticeship - and her father won't tell her what it is.

In search of this final Firework-Making secret, Lila heads off alone on a journey. It is a journey filled with dangers beyond anything she could have imagined, a journey on which she will learn so much more than the one secret she set out to find . . .

  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9780241326336
  • Imprint: Puffin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • 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 The Firework-Maker's Daughter

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

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