The Firework-Maker's Daughter

The Firework-Maker's Daughter


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780613358040
Publisher: Demco Media
Publication date: 05/28/2001
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.78(h) x 0.51(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 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.


Oxford, England

Date of Birth:

October 19, 1946

Place of Birth:

Norwich, England


Exeter College, Oxford University

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The Firework-Maker's Daughter 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 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.
mark_14 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I really disliked The Firework-Maker's Daughter by Philip Pullman. In fact, I hated it! The book talked about false things and had a bad story overall.I do not recommend this book to any one. It is one of the worst books I have ever read!
cars27 on LibraryThing 8 months ago
I really enjoyed this book because Lila had a very big adventure,I stated likeing this book when we did it for English comprehension at school.
nmhale on LibraryThing 8 months ago
Pullman is best known for his epic fantasy the Dark Materials trilogy and other young adult novels, but he has also written books that can be read with a younger audience, and I find that I like these stories just as much as his more ambitious work. In this novella, a fireworker maker raises his daughter on his own after his wife passes away. He trains her in his art, and when she is older she tells him that she wishes to learn the final secrets that will make her a fireworks master as well. Her father is dismayed, and tells her that no girl should take up that trade, but should marry instead.
avcr on LibraryThing 11 months 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