Firework Maker's Daughter [NOOK Book]

Overview

Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive? Lila’s is the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of and the gripping story of the fleet-footed heroine ...

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Firework Maker's Daughter

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Overview

Lila dreams to become a firework-maker, just like her father. In order to become a true firework-maker, she sets off alone on a perilous journey to reach the terrifying Fire-Fiend. She travels through jungles alive with crocodiles, snakes, monkeys and pirates, and climbs up the scolding volcano. On finding the Fire-Fiend, she realises more is at stake than she ever imagined. Will Lila survive? Lila’s is the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of and the gripping story of the fleet-footed heroine will livelong in the memory of anyone who enters her world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849435185
  • Publisher: Oberon Books Ltd.
  • Publication date: 6/8/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 757,673
  • File size: 313 KB

Meet the Author

Philip  Pullman
Philip Pullman is the master story-teller of the acclaimed trilogy, His Dark Materials. His popular fairy tales also include Clockwork and I Was A Rat!
Stephen Russell’s adaptation of The Firework-Maker’s Daughter was first produced by Told by an Idiot at The Crucible in Sheffield. He also writes for television.

Good To Know

Interesting facts about Philip Pullman and his books:
  • The Amber Spyglass was the first children's book to be named the Whitbread Book of the Year.

  • Among the other awards Pullman has received are Britain's prestigious Eleanor Farjeon Award and the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (a sort of Nobel Prize for children's literature) honoring his entire body of work.

  • Pullman enjoys playing the piano. "I'd like to play it well," he quips on his website. "But I can't, so the rest of the family has to put up with my playing it badly."

  • Pullman persuaded his publisher to let him illustrate the first two books of His Dark Materials with small, symbolic pen and ink drawings at the start of each chapter. Although these illustrations were left out of first editions in the U.S., they have been included in later editions. The third book of the trilogy, The Amber Spyglass does not have illustrations, but chapters begin with quotations from some of Pullman's favorite writers, like John Milton, William Blake, and Emily Dickinson.

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      1. Hometown:
        Oxford, England
      1. Date of Birth:
        October 19, 1946
      2. Place of Birth:
        Norwich, England
      1. Education:
        Exeter College, Oxford University
      2. Website:

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 19, 2002

      Awesome book!!!

      This book was excellent! The little girl was so enthusiastic! I recommend this book to people who LOVE adventure.

      2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted May 1, 2000

      My review

      I think that the Firework Maker's Daughter is a very good book, it made me laugh throughout the story. It's very heart-warming, I think people of all ages would enjoy this lighthearted tale!

      2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted April 10, 2013

      Classic pullman

      Just as exciting as the golden compass.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    • Anonymous

      Posted February 8, 2007

      Great Read Aloud for Primary Students

      As a teacher of primary grades 1-3, I thoroughly recommend this book. My students loved the story and it makes a great read-aloud. Excellent characters and setting. I've also used excerpts of this book for visualizing or creating mental image lessons.

      1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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      Posted May 20, 2010

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