Daemon Voices


  • Author: Philip Pullman
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Essays
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From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling.One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself....

Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2019-09-10
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525562955


Daemon Voices Book Description :

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling. One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself....

Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2018-09-18
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780525521181


Daemon Voices Book Description :

From the internationally best-selling author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, a spellbinding journey into the secrets of his art--the narratives that have shaped his vision, his experience of writing, and the keys to mastering the art of storytelling. One of the most highly acclaimed and best-selling authors of our time now gives us a book that charts the history of his own enchantment with story--from his own books to those of Blake, Milton, Dickens, and the Brothers Grimm, among others--and delves into the role of story in education, religion, and science. At once personal and wide-ranging, Daemon Voices is both a revelation of the writing mind and the methods of a great contemporary master, and a fascinating exploration of storytelling itself....

Daemon Voices

Daemon Voices


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : David Fickling Books
  • Release Date : 2017-10-30
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781910989555


Daemon Voices Book Description :

In over 30 essays, written over 20 years, one of the world’s great story-tellers meditates on story-telling. Warm, funny, generous, entertaining and, above all, deeply considered, they offer thoughts on a wide variety of topics, including the origin and composition of Philip’s own stories, the craft of writing and the story-tellers who have meant the most to Philip. The art of story-telling is everywhere present in the essays themselves, in the instantly engaging tone, the vivid imagery and striking phrases, the resonant anecdotes, the humour and learnedness. Together, they are greater than the sum of their parts: a single, sustained engagement with story and story-telling....

Spring Heeled Jack
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

Spring Heeled Jack


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524765019


Spring Heeled Jack Book Description :

Spring-Heeled Jack: The name evoked awe from both criminals and upstanding citizens alike. Some thought he was the devil, but he was actually the original superhero—leaping over the buildings of Victorian England with the help of springs in the heels of his shoes. The story begins as three young innocents escape their orphanage one dark and stormy night. As they make their way through the treacherous streets of London danger lurks, for hiding in the shadows is Mack the Knife, the most villainous of villains. Enter Spring-Heeled Jack, the springiest of heroes. But will Jack’s powers be enough to save the orphans? Originally published in paperback, Spring-Heeled Jack is back—now as a hardcover with eye-catching new jacket art....

The White Mercedes

The White Mercedes


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2017-03-29
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781524765033


The White Mercedes Book Description :

A chance meeting with Jenny at an Oxford party leaves seventeen-year-old Chris with hope for a summer romance—and no premonition of trouble. Busy with his job and soon in love with Jenny, whose cheerful surface belies the dark uncertainty of her past, Chris misses all the signs of danger. Before he knows it, he's caught in the sinister web of a criminal whose desire for revenge crushes all those who stand in his way. "The story line will hook readers and hold them . . . a pageturner that raises some unsettling questions about trust and betrayal and the nature of good and evil."—School Library Journal "An engrossing, tragic story with rare depth of feeling. . . . Readers won't be able to turn the pages fast enough."—Kirkus Reviews "Fans of Rober...

The Adventures of John Blake  Mystery of the Ghost Ship
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship


  • Author : Philip Pullman
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Release Date : 2017-05-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781338166590


The Adventures of John Blake Mystery of the Ghost Ship Book Description :

Trapped in the mists of time by a terrible research experiment gone wrong, John Blake and his mysterious ship are doomed to sail between the centuries, searching for a way home. In the ocean of the modern day, John rescues a shipwrecked young girl his own age, Serena, and promises to help. But returning Serena to her own time means traveling to the one place where the ship is in most danger of destruction. The all-powerful Dahlberg Corporation has an ambitious leader with plans far greater and more terrible than anyone has realized, and he is hot on their trail. For only John, Serena, and the crew know Dahlberg's true intentions, and only they have the power to stop him from bending the world to his will......

Favorite Folktales from Around the World
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Favorite Folktales from Around the World


  • Author : Jane Yolen
  • Publisher : Pantheon
  • Release Date : 2014-05-14
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780804152860


Favorite Folktales from Around the World Book Description :

From Africa, Burma, and Czechoslovakia to Turkey, Vietnam, and Wales here are more than 150 of the world's best-loved folktales from more than forty countries and cultures. These tales of wonder and transformation, of heroes and heroines, of love lost and won, of ogres and trolls, stories both jocular and cautionary and legends of pure enchantment will delight readers and storytellers of all ages. With black-and-white drawings throughout Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library...

Why You Should Read Children s Books  Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

Why You Should Read Children s Books Even Though You Are So Old and Wise


  • Author : Katherine Rundell
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-08-08
  • Genre: Children's stories
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1526610078


Why You Should Read Children s Books Even Though You Are So Old and Wise Book Description :

'Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are forgotten' ObserverKatherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers....

Philip Pullman

Philip Pullman


  • Author : Catherine Butler
  • Publisher : Palgrave
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781137336774


Philip Pullman Book Description :

Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy is a worldwide classic of modern literature for both children and adults. Challenging in its intellectual scope, ambitious scale and range of literary reference, it is also hugely controversial due to its critique of organised religion. This collection of original essays by an international team of distinguished scholars assesses Pullman's achievement and introduces readers to some of the key debates surrounding His Dark Materials. Covering topics such as religion, gender, childhood and scientific enquiry, the volume also discusses the Hollywood film of the first book and features a new interview with Pullman himself....

The Daemon Knows
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Daemon Knows


  • Author : Harold Bloom
  • Publisher : Spiegel & Grau
  • Release Date : 2015-05-12
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780812997835


The Daemon Knows Book Description :

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE WASHINGTON POST AND KIRKUS REVIEWS Hailed as “the indispensable critic” by The New York Review of Books, Harold Bloom—New York Times bestselling writer and Sterling Professor of Humanities at Yale University—has for decades been sharing with readers and students his genius and passion for understanding literature and explaining why it matters. Now he turns at long last to his beloved writers of our national literature in an expansive and mesmerizing book that is one of his most incisive and profoundly personal to date. A product of five years of writing and a lifetime of reading and scholarship, The Daemon Knows may be Bloom’s most masterly book yet. Pairing Walt W...