Once upon a time in the north
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st American ed.
Physical Desc:
95 pages : ill. ; 18 cm.
Lexile measure:
940L
Status:
Description
***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** In this prequel episode from Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials universe, Lee Scoresby--Texan aeronaut and future friend to Lyra Belacqua--is just 24 years old, and he's recently won his hot-air balloon in a poker game. He finds himself floating North to the windswept Arctic island of Novy Odense, where he and his hare daemon Hester are quickly tangled in a deadly plot involving oil magnate Larsen Manganese, corrupt mayoral candidate Ivan Poliakov, and Lee's longtime nemesis from the Dakota Country: Pierre McConville, a hired killer with at least twenty murders to his name. It's only after Lee forms an alliance with one of the island's reviled armored bears that he can fight to break up the conspiracy in a gun-twirling classic western shoot out--and battle of wits. This exquisite clothbound volume features the illustrations of John Lawrence, a removable board game--Peril of the Pole--on the inside back cover, and a glimpse for Pullman fans into the first friendship of two of the most beloved characters in the His Dark Materials trilogy: Lee Scoresby and armored bear Iorek Byrnison.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375845109 (hardcover), 0375845100 (hardcover), 9780399555442(paperback)
Accelerated Reader:
MG
Level 6.3, 4 Points
Lexile measure:
940

Notes

General Note
Includes a board game 'Peril of the pole' in envelope attached to back cover.
General Note
"A David Fickling book."
General Note
Prequel to: The golden compass.
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In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Pullman, P., & Lawrence, J. (2008). Once upon a time in the north. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Pullman, Philip, 1946- and John Lawrence. 2008. Once Upon a Time in the North. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Pullman, Philip, 1946- and John Lawrence, Once Upon a Time in the North. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Pullman, Philip, and John Lawrence. Once Upon a Time in the North. 1st American ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2008. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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