Ever since her childhood, spent watching her father in his workshop, Lila has shown a marked talent for pyrotechnics, even inventing her own fireworks with names like Tumbling Demons and Shimmering Coins. When Lila tells her father she'd like to become a master firework-maker, he's shocked. Firework-making is no job for a girl, he tells her. Nevertheless, Lila decides to run away to Mount Merapi, where every firework-maker must go to claim royal sulphur from Razvani the Fire-Fiend. Along the way, she meets pirates, wild animals, and supernatural beings until, at last, Lila must face the scariest obstacle of all: her own fear.
|Series:||La Escritura Desatada Series|
|Edition description:||Spanish-language Edition|
|Product dimensions:||9.10(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)|
|Age Range:||8 - 12 Years|
About the Author
Philip Pullman is a prolific English writer, best known for the fantasy book series His Dark Materials (The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amberglass, and additional related works). The Golden Compass (titled Northern Lights in the United Kingdom), won the 1996 Carnegie Medal and was made into a film in 2007. He has also written the Sally Lockhart series, The New-Cut Gang series, and several non-series books, including a fictionalized biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ.
Date of Birth:October 19, 1946
Place of Birth:Norwich, England
Education:Exeter College, Oxford University