Lyra's Oxford

Lyra's Oxford

Book - 2003
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This is a wonderful new episode from the world of Philip Pullman's bestselling trilogy, His Dark Materials. In Lyra's Oxford the reader shares the huge excitement of discovering a small bundle of material that has somehow slipped between Lyra's universe and our own. The book includes a wonderful new story by Philip Pullman, fully illustrated intricate maps and other ephemera from Lyra's universe. The text is illustrated throughout in beautiful black and white wood-blocks by the highly acclaimed engraver, John Lawrence, together with specially printed three-colour pull out maps of Lyra's Oxford. This publication could have come from a parallel universe. The short story contained within Lyra's Oxford finds Lyra with her daemon Pantalaimon a couple of years after the end of The Amber Spyglass. Sitting on the roofs of Oxford she sees a bird, the daemon of a witch, a storm petrel flying towards her pursued by a huge and angry flock of starlings. Birds play a big part in this story. And gradually a mystery unfolds-
Publisher: David Fickling Books,� 2003
ISBN: 9780385606998
0385606990
Branch Call Number: YF PULL

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allistairejavier96 Aug 10, 2014

Good short story

formrfarmr2011 Aug 09, 2014

This book is good as far as it goes but is very short compared to the rest of the series; one can read it in less than an hour. It doesn't have the same pizzaz as his other works but still is a good read. Lyra does not go to any other worlds but deals with a threat in her own. Pan is still present which adds to the story, but I miss the other characters. I think it might have been cool if he would have interspersed a story happening in the same time in Will's world.

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gman2
Feb 08, 2012

it was a great book!

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BraidenKalke
Oct 23, 2011

One Word: Meh.... Cannot wait for Book of Dust though! :D

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melbl8tr
Oct 12, 2010

Odd that I couldn't bother finishing a 64 page book but there just wasn't anything interesting about it. A disappointment because I liked His Dark Materials.

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