Other books byPhilip Pullman
Grimm Tales for Young and Old
In this enchanting selection of fairy tales, awardwinning author Philip Pullman presents his fifty favorite stories from the Brothers Grimm in a clear as water” retelling, making them feel fresh and unfamiliar with his dark, distinctive voice. From the otherworldly romance of classics such as Rapunzel”, Snow White”, and Cinderella” to the black wit and strangeness of such lesserknown tales as The Three Snake Leaves”, HansmyHedgehog”, and Godfather Death”, Pullman captures the appeal that has held the imagination of children and adults alike for centuries. In his introduction, he discusses why these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children, and villainous kings will have you listening again and again for many years to come.
The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ
This is not a gospel. This is a story.In this ingenious and spell-binding retelling of the life of Jesus, Philip Pullman revisits the most influential story ever told.Charged with mystery, compassion and enormous power, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ throws fresh light on who Jesus was and asks the reader questions that will continue to resonate long after the final page is turned. For, above all, this book is about how stories become stories.
The Magic Pudding
The Magic Pudding is a pie, except when it's something else, like a steak, or a jam donut, or an apple dumpling, or whatever its owner wants it to be. And it never runs out. No matter how many slices you cut, there's always something left over. It's magic. But the Magic Pudding is also alive. It walks and it talks and it's got a personality like no other. A meaner, sulkier, snider, snarlinger Pudding you've never met. So Bunyip Bluegum (the koala bear) finds out when he joins Barnacle Bill (the sailor) and Sam Sawnoff (the penguin bold) as members of the Noble Society of Pudding Owners, whose "members are required to wander along the roads, indulgin' in conversation, song and story, and eatin' at regular intervals from the Pudding." Wild and woolly, funny and outrageously fun, The Magic Pudding stands somewhere between Alice in Wonderland and The Stinky Cheese Man as one of the craziest books ever written for young readers.
The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials
Lyra Belaqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar Pantalaimon always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle—a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, witch clans and armored bears. And as she hurtles toward danger in the cold, far North, young Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: She alone is destined to win, or to lose, this more-than-mortal battle.