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The Firework-Maker's Daughter


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A beautiful children's tale from the bestselling author of The Golden Compass.

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Philip Pullman CBE, FRSL is one of the finest and most popular authors writing today. He is the author of several best-selling books, most notably the fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials and the fictionalised biography of Jesus, The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. The His Dark Materials trilogy has been honoured by several prizes, including the Carnegie Medal, the Guardian Children's Book Award, and (for The Amber Spyglass) the Whitbread Book of the Year Award -the first time in the history of that prize that it was given to a children's book. In 2008, The Times named Pullman one of the '50 greatest British writers since 1945'. Nigel Lambert is a voice actor, best known for his role as the narrator of the first series of the BBC comedy series Look Around You. He is the voice of Mr Curry in the television series The Adventures of Paddington Bear, and also 'Papa' in the Dolmio pasta sauce puppet commercials. Lambert has recorded over 50 audiobooks including the classic tale, Black Beauty by Anna Sewell. He is a four-time AudioFile Earphones Award-winner, praised for his flawless timing and masterful characterisations.


'This comical adventure about a girl who longs to follow in her father's footsteps crackles with Pullman's usual flair.' -- Publishers Weekly
'Narrator Lambert is a marvelous teller ... Delicious entertainment for families highlights Pullman's keen, literate writing.' -- AudioFile Magazine
'Full of hilarious, lovable characters this is a book you will want to read over and over again.' -- The Sunday Times

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