"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen-year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." —The Washington Post.
Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his ground-breaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible heroines" (The New York Times Magazine).
Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy… Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue. He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust—and the spy it was intended for finds him.
Title: The Book of Dust #1: La Belle Sauvage
Mastermind number: 215782
Shipping weight (lbs): 0.81
Package dimensions (inches): 8.25 x 5.44 x 1.04
Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Series: The Book of Dust