The Broken Bridgeby Philip Pullman, Floyd Cooper (Illustrator)
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 heritageand face her father.
"An intriguing mystery that keeps the reader guessing and turning the pages until the very end."--Horn Book.
- Random House Children's Books
- Publication date:
- Product dimensions:
- 5.84(w) x 8.59(h) x 0.89(d)
- Age Range:
- 12 - 17 Years
Meet the Author
Philip Pullman was born in Norwich, England and was brought up in Rhodesia, Australia, London and Wales. Philip graduated from Oxford University in 1973 with a degree in English, and has taught middle school at Westminter College. He is the author of many highly-acclaimed books for young readers, from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers, and has written plays and picture books for readers of all ages. Philip's current book, The Golden Compass , has been hailed as "a rich combination of high fantasy, high drama, and intense emotion" by author Lloyd Alexander, and "extraordinary storytelling at it's very best" by the Detroit Free-Press .
Philip currently lives in Oxford with his wife, Judith, and children.
- Oxford, England
- Date of Birth:
- October 19, 1946
- Place of Birth:
- Norwich, England
- Exeter College, Oxford University
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I am a very avid reader, and I usually do not dislike the books that I read, but this one was terrible. I am a Philip Pullman fan (not big enough to have read everything written by him, but I do like some of his books), but I was extraordinarily disappointed by this book. It was very slow, and very dull. I would NOT recomend this book to anyone looking for a good read.
This book was great. It made you feel like you were one of the main character's friends. This book was not only entertaining but you won't want to put it down.