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La Belle Sauvage

(2017)
(The first book in the Book of Dust series)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
YA Book Prize Best Young Adult (nominee)
INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER!

"Too few things in our world are worth a seventeen year wait: The Book of Dust is one of them." - The Washington Post


Philip Pullman returns to the parallel world of his groundbreaking novel The Golden Compass to expand on the story of Lyra, "one of fantasy's most indelible characters." (The New York Times Magazine)


Malcolm Polstead is the kind of boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself. And so perhaps it was inevitable that he would become a spy....

Malcolm's parents run an inn called the Trout, on the banks of the river Thames, and all of Oxford passes through its doors. Malcolm and his daemon, Asta, routinely overhear news and gossip, and the occasional scandal, but during a winter of unceasing rain, Malcolm catches wind of something new: intrigue.

He finds a secret message inquiring about a dangerous substance called Dust - and the spy it was intended for finds him.

When she asks Malcolm to keep his eyes open, he sees suspicious characters everywhere: the explorer Lord Asriel, clearly on the run; enforcement agents from the Magisterium; a gyptian named Coram with warnings just for Malcolm; and a beautiful woman with an evil monkey for a daemon. All are asking about the same thing: a girl - just a baby - named Lyra.

Lyra is the kind of person who draws people in like magnets. And Malcolm will brave any danger, and make shocking sacrifices, to bring her safely through the storm.

"The book is full of wonder. . . . Truly thrilling." - The New York Times

"People will love the first volume of Philip Pullman's new trilogy with the same helpless vehemence that stole over them when The Golden Compass came out." - Slate

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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Used availability for Philip Pullman's La Belle Sauvage

Hardback Editions

September 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage Collector's Edition (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 1-984830-57-0 / 978-1-984830-57-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: La Belle Sauvage
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-385-60441-6 / 978-0-385-60441-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Childrens
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October 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-375-81530-9 / 978-0-375-81530-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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October 2017 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-553-51072-X / 978-0-553-51072-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
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2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Book of Dust - Signed / Autographed Copy
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-375-97692-2 / 978-0-375-97692-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Childrens Books (Author Signed Edition)
Availability: Amazon   


Paperback Editions

September 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 1-984887-23-8 / 978-1-984887-23-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Large Print
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September 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-241-36585-6 / 978-0-241-36585-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin and David Fickling Books
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October 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-85756-108-1 / 978-0-85756-108-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Random House Children's and David Fickling Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Audio Editions

October 2017 : UK Audio CD
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 1-84657-770-5 / 978-1-84657-770-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: RHCP Audio
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October 2017 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
ISBN: 0-525-52298-0 / 978-0-525-52298-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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October 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust, Volume 1
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust: Volume One
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Random House Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage: Book of Dust, Volume 1
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon   


October 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage: Book of Dust, Volume 1
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One (Book of Dust Series)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: RHCP Digital
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October 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage (Book of Dust, Volume 1)
Author(s): Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA