Author: Philip Pullman
Reading Age: 10-12

This is the first book in the trilogy and will take you on a journey of wonder and imagination!

Imagine a world that is like our own but different. Where huge zeppelins litter the skyline and a persons' soul is a living breathing animal companion or 'daemon'.

This is the world of Lyra Belacqua, an orphan and carefree child who lives with the musty old scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. Together with her daemon Pantalaimon, Lyra's uncomplicated life is about to be turned upside down with an amazing and sometimes terrifying chain of events, beginning with her uncle Lord Asriel's visit to the College to plan an expedition to the Northern Lights.

His goal is to find the source of 'Dust’ and a possible a gateway to another world……..