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The Golden Compass
- Book One of His Dark Materials -

Alternatively known as Northern Lights

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her daemon familiar, Pantalaimon, always by her side. When her uncle, Lord Asriel, returns from the North with tales of mystery and danger, it seems to have little to do with her - even the rumor of the severed child. But his visit sets off a chain of events that draws Lyra into the heart of a terrible struggle...

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Inside Cover
Copyright 1995 by Philip Pullman
Published in the United States by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., New York, and simultaneously in Canada by Random House of Canada Limited, Toronto. Originally published in Great Britain by Scholastic Children's Books in 1995 under the title His Dark Materials: Northern Lights.

Library of Congress

Pullman, Philip.
[Northern lights] The golden compass / by Philip Pullman
p. cm.
- (His dark materials) Originally published as: Northern lights
Summary: Accompanied by her daemon, Lyra Belacqua sets out to prevent her best friend and other kidnapped children from becoming the subjects of gruesome experiments in the Far North
[1. Missing persons-Experiments-Fiction. 2. Kidnapping-Fiction. 3. Arctic regions-Fiction. 4. Fantasy.]

ISBN
0-679-87924-2 (trade)

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