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Count Karlstein

Author : Philip Pullman
ISBN : 9781524764999
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Can you hear the distant howling of hounds and the thunder of ghostly hooves? It's All Souls' Eve and Zamiel the Demon Huntsman has come to claim his prey! He's headed straight for Castle Karlstein, where the evil count has hatched an evil plan; he'll sacrifice his two young nieces to save himself. Can Lucy and Charlotte outwit their uncle and his oily henchmen to escape their dreadful fate? From the award-winning author of The Golden Compass and The Subtle Knife comes a spooky, funny thriller just right for those middle-grade readers looking for horror--and humor.

Darkness Visible

Author : Nicholas Tucker
ISBN : 9781785782435
Genre : Literary Criticism
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What do Philip Pullman and J.K. Rowling have in common that has made both of their stories so successful? What does Pullman listen to while he writes – and who, or what, is Dust? Pullman’s award-winning trilogy His Dark Materials has been appreciated by readers of all ages. It is now set to welcome new fans as it is adapted for television by the BBC in 2018, and the first part of his new trilogy, The Book of Dust, at last sees publication. Nicholas Tucker, a leading authority on children’s literature, writes about the man he knows as a friend. Unpacking and examining Pullman’s life and the sources he drew on for his masterpiece, he explores the world of science, theology, imagination and adventure that Pullman has created. Including a personal interview with Pullman himself, Darkness Visible offers a unique exploration of the author’s work – and its controversies. “Enigmas from His Dark Materials are unraveled... Unmissable for all Pullman readers" Sussex Express

Beyond His Dark Materials

Author : Susan Redington Bobby
ISBN : 9780786465088
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Beyond the His Dark Materials series lies a vast fictional realm populated by the many diverse character creations of Philip Pullman. During a more than 30-year career, Pullman has created worlds filled with quests, trials, tragedies and triumphs, and this book explores those worlds. The picture books, novellas and novels written for children, adolescents and adults are analyzed through the themes of innocence and experience, and the journeys Pullman sets his characters on, journeys through which they learn that one must embrace change, loss and suffering to grow in wisdom and grace.

Humor In Contemporary Junior Literature

Author : Julie Cross
ISBN : 9781136839863
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this new book, Julie Cross examines the intricacies of textual humor in contemporary junior literature, using the tools of literary criticism and humor theory. Cross investigates the dialectical paradoxes of humor and debunks the common belief in oppositional binaries of ‘simple’ versus ‘complex’ humor. The varied combinations of so-called high and low forms of humor within junior texts for young readers, who are at such a crucial stage of their reading and social development, provide a valuable commentary upon the culture and values of contemporary western society, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both children’s literature and childhood studies. Cross explores the ways in which the changing content, forms and functions of the many varied combinations of humor in junior texts, including the Lemony Snickett series, reveal societal attitudes towards young children and childhood. The new compounds of seemingly paradoxical high and low forms of humor, in texts for developing readers from the 1960s onwards, reflect and contribute to contemporary society’s hesitant and uneven acceptance of the emergent paradigm of children’s rights, abilities, participation and empowerment. Cross identifies four types of potentially subversive/transgressive humor which have emerged since the 1960s which, coupled with the three main theories of humor – relief, superiority and incongruity theories – enables a long-overdue charting of developments in humor within junior texts. Cross also argues that the gradual increase in the compounding of the simple and the complex provide opportunities for young readers to play with ambiguous, complicated ideas, helping them embrace the complexities and contradictions of contemporary life.

Darkness Visible

Author : Nicholas Tucker
ISBN : 1840464828
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Philip Pullman is one of the most popular authors for kids today. His award winning Dark Materials trilogy has sold millions of copies worldwide. Darkness Visible is a terrific guide for anyone who is a fan of Pullman's wonderful stories, and uncovers the authors many themes and inspirations.

The Junior Bookshelf

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ISBN : IND:30000009948120
Genre : Children's literature
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Death And Fantasy

Author : William Gray
ISBN : UOM:39015080815296
Genre : Fiction
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Drawing on philosophy, theology and psychoanalysis as well as on literary criticism, this collection of essays explores a range of fantasy texts with particular attention to the various ways in which they seek to deal with the reality of death. The essays uncover some fascinating links, and indeed tensions, between the writers discussed.

Philip Pullman S His Dark Materials Trilogy

Author : Claire Squires
ISBN : 0826414796
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The aim of this series is to provide accessible and informative introductions to some of the most popular, most acclaimed and most influential novels of recent years. This volume covers Philip Pullman's 'His Dark Materials Trilogy'.

Fantasy Myth And The Measure Of Truth

Author : William Gray
ISBN : 0230005055
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This study explores how the 'high fantasy' tradition, from German Romantic writers to Philip Pullman, has transposed spiritual and moral values, once the prerogative of organised religion, into new myths.

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