The Firework-Maker's Daughter

The Firework-Maker's Daughter

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781849430692
Publisher: Oberon Books
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.20(d)
Age Range: 8 Years

About the Author

Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy has sold more than fifteen million copies and has been published in more than forty countries. The first volume, The Golden Compass, was made into a major motion picture starring Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig. Pullman is at work on a companion His Dark Materials novel, The Book of Dust. He lives in Oxford, England.

Hometown:

Oxford, England

Date of Birth:

October 19, 1946

Place of Birth:

Norwich, England

Education:

Exeter College, Oxford University

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The Firework-Maker's Daughter 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just as exciting as the golden compass.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was excellent! The little girl was so enthusiastic! I recommend this book to people who LOVE adventure.
avcr on LibraryThing 29 days ago
Lila is the daughter of firework-maker Lalchand. Her Mother died when she was little and Lalchand teaches her to make the fireworks. But just when she really wants to move forward with the vocation, her Father insists that she is just a girl and needs to find a husband. Here is the typical story of insurgent female equality rearing its ugly head against standard paternal constructs. Humorously told, Lila has after all the three gifts, which are talent, courage, and luck. One can only gain wisdom through suffering and risk, and Lila sparkles in the end. If You Liked This, Try: Clockwork by Philip Pullman, Count Karlstein by Philip Pullman, The Ruby in the Smoke by Philip Pullman, The Broken Bridge by Philip Pullman, The Tin Princess by Philip Pullman.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago