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  • Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 1996-
  • Year Published: 1996
  • Description: 399 p. ; 22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

Reading Level

  • Lexile: 930

ISBN/Standard Number

  • 0375838309 :
  • 0679879242 :
  • 0440238137 :
  • 037582345X :
  • 0345413350 :
  • 0440418321 :



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The golden compass

by Pullman, Philip, 1946-

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Call number: Teen Fiction, Y Fiction / Pullman, Philip

Available Copies: Downtown Youth, Malletts Teen, Malletts Youth, Traverwood Teen

Additional Details

Originally published as: Northern lights.

Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subject of gruesome experiments in the Far North.

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The golden compass

It may take a few readings to properly understand The golden compass


Great book. However, the plot is confusing the first time you read through the book.


This book is excellent. Pullman spins a brilliant tale of a world that is eerily similar to ours, and his language and writing are gorgeous. Lyra is a character that you truly want to root for, and I absolutely fell in love with this book. Everyone should read it; it's enjoyable for readers of all ages. And if you like it, I also recommend the sequels!


This was a good book, but I got scared when I read this book when I was younger.


it is a good read. I still think that harry potter was better



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I love this book. It has an amazing story line that is impossible to put now. This book is full of action. I could reread how this book a million times.

Polar Bears!!!

I absolutely LOVE this book!! It's nearly impossible to put down once you start it. It's a beautiful story I remember trying to read this book in kindergarten but most of it didn't make sense to me, but I could read and pronounce everything correctly. I've read this book too many times to count and I know I will keep re-reading it in the future!!!

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