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The Resource The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman ; illustrated by Chris Wormell

The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman ; illustrated by Chris Wormell

Label
The Secret Commonwealth
Title
The Secret Commonwealth
Title number
Volume 2
Title part
Secret commonwealth
Statement of responsibility
Philip Pullman ; illustrated by Chris Wormell
Title variation
Book of Dust
Creator
Contributor
Author
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lyra Silvertongue's adventures in the North are long over--the windows between the many worlds have been sealed, and her beloved Will is lost to her. She does still have the alethiometer: the truth-telling device given to her by the master of Jordan College, which guided her journey. Lyra doesn't know the full story of the alethiometer, though. Or the role that young Malcolm Polstead played in bringing both the instrument and baby Lyra to Jordan. She's now a twenty-year-old undergraduate at St. Sophia's College. To her, Malcolm is Dr. Polstead, an overly solicitous professor she would prefer to avoid. But intrigue is swirling around Lyra once more. Her daemon Pantalaimon is witness to a brutal murder, and the dying man entrusts them with secrets that carry echoes from their past. They learn of a city haunted by daemons, of a desert said to hold the secret of Dust. Powerful forces are about to throw Lyra and Malcolm together once again
Member of
Summary
Unaware of her professor’s role in bringing her and the alethiometer to Jordan College, 20-year-old undergraduate Lyra and her daemon, Pantalaimon, receive secrets from a dying man about a daemon-haunted city and the origins of Dust
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10806957
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Pullman, Philip
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
14+ years old
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
830
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wormell, Chris
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
The book of dust
Series volume
2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Belacqua, Lyra
  • Action and adventure fiction
  • Friendship
  • Familiars (Spirits)
  • Magic
  • Youth fiction
  • Friendship
  • Familiars (Spirits)
  • Magic
  • Voyages and travel
  • Young adult fiction
  • College students
  • Murder
  • Voyages and travels
  • Belacqua, Lyra (Fictitious character)
Target audience
adolescent
Label
The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman ; illustrated by Chris Wormell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066125720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
686 pages
Isbn
9780241373347
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1109732085
Label
The Secret Commonwealth, Philip Pullman ; illustrated by Chris Wormell
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066125720
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
686 pages
Isbn
9780241373347
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1109732085

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