The Ruby in the Smoke

The Ruby in the Smoke

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In search of clues to the mystery of her father's death, 16-year-old Sally Lockhart ventures into the shadowy underworld of Victorian London. Pursued by villains at every turn, the intrepid Sally finally uncovers two dark mysteries--and realizes that she herself is the key to both. "In Dickensian fashion, Pullman tells the story of 16-year-old Sally Lockhart, who becomes involved in a deadly web of events as she searches for a mysterious ruby. The novel is a page turner, peopled with despicable hags, forthright heroes, and children living on the underbelly of 19th-century London. The story's events are exciting, with involved plotting. Settings and characterizations are exquisitely drawn. The first entry in a planned trilogy."--(starred) "Booklist." Reading level: 6.7. "From the Paperback edition."show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • CD-Audio
  • 129.54 x 152.4 x 30.48mm | 181.44g
  • Listening Library
  • United States
  • English
  • Unabridged
  • Unabridged
  • 0739367811
  • 9780739367810
  • 1,700,457

Review quote

"A rip-roaring adventure story filled with cutthroat villains, dastardly deeds, sleazy opium dens, filthy London slums, and a delightful heroine...Splendid descriptions, plot twists and turns, and understated humor engage readers in this tale of murder, mayhem, and mystery."--School Library Journal (starred review) "From the Paperback edition."show more

About Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman won the prestigious 2005 Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in honor of the body of his work. He is the author of the internationally renowned His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Subtle Knife, winner of a Parents’ Choice Gold Award; The Amber Spyglass, the first-ever children’s book to win the Whitbread Book of the Year Award; and Lyra’s Oxford, all of which are currently available from Listening Library. You can visit the author’s website at www.philip-pullman.com.show more

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18,716 ratings
3.75 out of 5 stars
5 22% (4,025)
4 41% (7,702)
3 30% (5,550)
2 6% (1,169)
1 1% (270)
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