Pourquoi la jeune Lyra, élevée dans l'atmosphère confinée du prestigieux Jordan College, est-elle l'objet de tant d'attentions ? De quelle mystérieuse mission est-elle investie ? Lorsque son meilleur ami disparaît, victime des ravisseurs d'enfants qui opèrent dans le pays, elle se lance sur ses traces. Un périlleux voyage vers le Grand Nord, qui lui révélera ses extraordinaires pouvoirs et la conduira à la frontière d'un autre monde.
Jean-Claude Drouot prête sa voix généreuse à cet envoûtant récit fantastique. Il met en scène toutes les situations et toutes les voix avec une vivacité et un talent incomparables. Une lecture enlevée et vivante accompagnée d'une musique originale de grande qualité.
RETOUR AU COEUR DE LYRA, AVANT LES ROYAUMES DU NORD...
À l'auberge de la Truite, Malcolm, 11 ans, et Alice, 16 ans, aiment écouter les aventures des visiteurs. Certains sont étrangement intéressés par un bébé nommé Lyra et par son daemon Pantalaimon, gardés par les nonnes du prieuré tout proche. Alors que de nombreux dangers menacent l'enfant, les deux adolescents s'enfuient avec lui à bord de la Belle Sauvage, le bien le plus précieux de Malcolm.
Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire - Roman Jeunesse étranger 2021.
« Ce roman est une source d'émerveillement sans fin. Véritablement éblouissant ! » (The New York Times).
« Trop peu de choses en ce monde méritent qu'on les attende pendant dix-sept ans : La Belle Sauvage en est une » (The Washington Post).
« Un coup de maître stupéfiant - l'univers créé par Pullman ne cesse de s'enrichir » (The New York Times).
« Une fantasmagorique odyssée sur les flots. M. Pullman est un auteur génial aux mille facettes » (The Wall Street Journal).
« L'intelligence de l'intrigue est servie par une aventure explosive » (The Times).
« Un regard affuté sur le monde. Un conte initiatique riche, imaginatif et saisissant de vie » (The Sunday Times).
« Pullman est un conteur inégalable et un bâtisseur de monde irréfutable et inventif, et tout ce qu'il écrit vaut la peine d'être lu » (The Telegraph).
Lyra a vingt ans. Déterminée et tourmentée, elle étudie à Sainte-Sophia quand son chemin croise celui d'un éminent professeur nommé Malcolm. Au coeur d'un monde hostile, ils s'engagent malgré eux dans un périlleux voyage: le mystère de la Poussière les mènera bien au-delà d'Oxford et des frontières de l'Europe, jusqu'à un désert hanté d'Asie centrale.
Le jeune Will, à la recherche de son père disparu depuis des années, croit avoir tué un homme. Dans sa fuite, il franchit la brèche qui lui permet de passer dans un monde parallèle. Là, à Cittàgazze, la ville au-delà
de l'Aurore, il rencontre Lyra. Les deux enfants devront lutter contre les forces obscures du mal et, pour accomplir leur quête, pénétrer dans la mystérieuse tour des Anges.
Le jeune Will, à la recherche de son père disparu depuis des années, croit avoir tué un homme. Dans sa fuite, il franchit la brèche qui lui permet de passer dans un monde parallèle. Là, à Cittàgazze, la ville au-delà de l'Aurore, il rencontre Lyra. Les deux enfants devront lutter contre les forces obscures du mal et, pour accomplir leur quête, pénétrer dans la mystérieuse tour des Anges.
Avec finesse et créativité François-Éric Gendron nous plonge dans un univers fantastique, étrange et envoûtant, riche en découvertes et en émotions.
I THINK OF HIM ALL THE TIME,AND HE THINKS OF ME NOT AT ALL . . .'
This is the story of two brothers. One is impassioned and one reserved. One is destined to go down in history and the other to be forgotten.
In Philip Pullman's hands, this sacred tale is reborn as one of the most enchanting, thrilling and visionary stories of recent years.
FOR THE FIRST time, all three books of Philip Pullman's award-winning His Dark Materials trilogy (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass) will be published in their entirety in one volume. Perfect for both new and established Pullman fans who want to read (or reread) the whole trilogy before The Golden Compass movie debuts on December 7, 2007, this handsome 6 x 9 omnibus will feature every word of the trilogy as well as Philip Pullman's chapter opening art. Also, new and exclusive to this edition: Philip Pullman has written two pages of new vignettes for each book in the trilogy. Readers will be delighted to discover these intriguing new passages at the end of each book's section in the omnibus.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
Benny Kaminsky and Thunderbolt Dobney lead a rag-tag gang of neighborhood rowdies. Their territory is the New Cut on London's South Bank--a place bristling with swindlers, bookies, pickpockets, and the occasional policeman. And their aim is to solve crimes.
When counterfeit coins start showing up in their neighborhood, Thunderbolt fears his own father may be behind the crime. But his friends devise a way to trap the real culprit. Then the gang takes on the case of some stolen silver. They have just two clues--a blob of wax, and an unusually long match. But even this slippery thief is unmasked by the determined kids of the New Cut.
Filled with silly sleuthing, improbable disguises, crazy ruses, and merry mayhem, these stories are action-packed romps from one of the best storytellers ever--Philip Pullman.
From the Hardcover edition.
She had asked: What is he? A friend or an enemy?The alethiometer answered: He is a murderer.When she saw the answer, she relaxed at once.Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld Citt gazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat and the shattering truth of their own destiny.
'Without this child, we shall all die.'Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar 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 armoured bears. As she hurtles towards danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win, or to lose, the biggest battle imaginable.
'We're going to the land of the dead and we're going to come back.'Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .
'But the thing is,' said Horley, 'they didn't know each other at all. Never heard of each other. It wasn't about the makers. Only about the works.'On a dark winter's night in 1970, Horley and Grinstead huddle for warmth in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford. Conversation turns to the two impressive works of art that Horley has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that these pieces are connected in mysterious and improbable ways; and they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has travelled time and worlds.A His Dark Materials story.
Set against the dreaming spires of Jordan College and the dangerous wilderness of the frozen north, Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy offers an intoxicating blend of imagination, science, theology and adventure.
This special collection features all three titles in the award-winning trilogy: Northern Lights, The Subtle Knife and The Amber Spyglass.
Lyra Belacqua lives half-wild and carefree among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar 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 armoured bears. The Subtle Knife
Lyra finds herself in a shimmering, haunted otherworld - Cittàgazze, where soul-eating Spectres stalk the streets and wingbeats of distant angels sound against the sky. But she is not without allies: twelve-year-old Will Parry, fleeing for his life after taking another's, has also stumbled into this strange new realm.On a perilous journey from world to world, Lyra and Will uncover a deadly secret: an object of extraordinary and devastating power. And with every step, they move closer to an even greater threat - and the shattering truth of their own destiny.The Amber Spyglass
Will and Lyra, whose fates are bound together by powers beyond their own worlds, have been violently separated. But they must find each other, for ahead of them lies the greatest war that has ever been - and a journey to a dark place from which no one has ever returned . . .
AFTER WITNESSING A mysterious explosion, three young Londoners--Becky, Jim, and Adelaide--journey to a tiny country high in the mountains of Central Europe in 1882. They're an unlikely trio to lead a country, but when Adelaide's husband, the new king, is assassinated, she finds herself fighting for the crown--and for her very life.
UNLIKE MOST VICTORIAN women, Sally is completely independent, with her own successful business and a comfortable home for her young daughter, Harriet. But Sally's whole world is about to collapse. A stranger emerges, claiming to be both her husband and Harriet's father and threatening all that she has.
WHEN ONE OF Sally's clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized world.
"BEWARE THE SEVEN blessings . . . " When she first utters these words, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart doesn't know their meaning. But when an employee of her late father hears them, he dies of fear. Thus begins Sally's terrifying journey into the seamy underworld of Victorian London, in search of clues to her father's mysterious death.
Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his daemon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford. Across the River Thames (which Malcolm navigates often using his beloved canoe, a boat by the name of La Belle Sauvage) is the Godstow Priory where the nuns live. Malcolm learns they have a guest with them; a baby by the name of Lyra Belacqua . . .
At 16, Ginny finds that her love of painting connects her to the artistic Haitian mother she never knew and eases the isolation she feels as the only mixed-race teen in her Welsh village. When she learns she has a half-brother by her father's first marriage, her world is shattered. Ginny embarks on a quest for the truth that will allow her to claim her artistic heritage--and face her father.
A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance--and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way.
"The story line will hook readers and hold them . . . a pageturner that raises some unsettling questions about trust and betrayal and the nature of good and evil."--School Library Journal
"An engrossing, tragic story with rare depth of feeling. . . . Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough."--Kirkus Reviews
"Fans of Robert Cormier should appreciate this tense thriller."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
In this beautiful book of classic fairy tales, award-winning author Philip Pullman has chosen his fifty favourite stories from the Brothers Grimm and presents them in a'clear as water' retelling, in his unique and brilliant voice. From the quests and romance of classics such as 'Rapunzel', 'Snow White' and 'Cinderella' to the danger and wit of such lesser-known tales as 'The Three Snake Leaves', 'Hans-my-Hedgehog' and 'Godfather Death', Pullman brings the heart of each timeless tale to the fore, following with a brief but fascinating commentary on the story's background and history. In his introduction, he discusses how these stories have lasted so long, and become part of our collective storytelling imagination. These new versions show the adventures at their most lucid and engaging yet. Pullman's Grimm Tales of wicked wives, brave children and villainous kings will have you reading, reading aloud and rereading them for many years to come.