Toppsta - Childrens Books – Reviews

Lyra's Oxford

by
,

Lyra's Oxford Reviews | Toppsta

Book Rating: 5 based on 2
2 Reviews
Write a Review

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-

Lyra's Oxford Reviews | Toppsta

9780385606998

Share on

Featured Book
Book pages Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar
Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Welcome to Nikki Maxwell's ADORKABLE world in the fourteenth installment of the bestselling Dork Diaries series. Perfect illustrated fiction for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. For ages 9+

View book
Featured Book
Book pages Nevertell
Nevertell

A gorgeous, snowy middle-grade adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for ages 9+

View book

Videos

If you would like to provide a video review please sign up to our video panel.

Series

This is Book 4 in the His Dark Materials Series. See all His Dark Materials books here.

Category

See More Fantasy & magical realism

Sign up to our newsletter for...

Free Book Giveaways, Recommendations & more

Show More (0)
ajax loader

REVIEWER'S AGE

     
Age 9 12
Featured Book
Book pages Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar
Dork Diaries: Spectacular Superstar

Welcome to Nikki Maxwell's ADORKABLE world in the fourteenth installment of the bestselling Dork Diaries series. Perfect illustrated fiction for fans of Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Tom Gates. For ages 9+

View book
Featured Book
Book pages Nevertell
Nevertell

A gorgeous, snowy middle-grade adventure, set in the wilds of Siberia, full of magic and wonder, for ages 9+

View book

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is the award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy. He lives in Oxford, England....

More about Philip Pullman

About John Lawrence

John Lawrence has contributed to over one hundred books for children and adults as an illustrator and wood-engraver. Twice Winner of the Francis Williams Book Illustration Award, his illustrated titles include The Mysteries of Zigomar by Allan Ahlberg; Christmas in Exeter Street; and the Walker Treasure A Year and a Day....

More about John Lawrence

Ratings

  • (1 Reviews)
  • (1 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)
  • (0 Reviews)