His Dark Materials: Northern Lights
First in Philip Pullman’s epic trilogy: our all-time desert island read. To read it is to witness magic. This is a book so beloved that you, the public, chose it as your favourite Carnegie Medal winner ever. It’s a journey into an Arctic wilderness of ice and snow, where witch-queens ride the skies, armoured bears roam the snow, and scientists conduct experiments of unspeakable terror. A journey that will take one brave girl, Lyra, to the very edge of her world.
“Rarely, if ever, have readers been offered such a casket of wonders.” Independent