The Firework-Maker's Daughter
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The Firework-Maker's Daughter

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What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is ...a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her. But can they possibly reach her in time?show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 130 x 192 x 12mm | 117.93g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books)
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0440866405
  • 9780440866404
  • 13,268

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"One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own - sheer genius" Independent "Full of hilarious, lovable characters this is a book you will want to read over and over again" The Sunday Times "Pullman knows it is not enough to bargain on the richness of children's minds: successful writing of this kind depends on the creation of imaginative worlds that have enough internal coherence to be not only comprehensible but inhabitable" Independent on Sunday "A wonderfully written adventure story" Guardian "A brilliant book" Derby Evening Telegraphshow more

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.show more

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"A wonderfully written adventure story"show more

Back cover copy

'You want to be a Firework-Maker? Walk into my flames!' More than anything else in the world, Lila wants to be a Firework-Maker. But every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Can Lila possibly survive? Especially when she doesn't know she needs special protection to survive his flames ... 'One of those rare books with a confident magic all their own ... delivered with a lightness of touch that is sheer genius' Independent 'A brilliant book if you want to escape to more glamorous locations. Full of hilarious, lovable characters, this is a book you will want to read over and over again' Sunday Timesshow more

Rating details

2,131 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 19% (408)
4 39% (828)
3 33% (708)
2 7% (156)
1 1% (31)
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