Philip Pullman is the author of many highly acclaimed children's books, ranging from contemporary fiction to Victorian thrillers. 'Northern Lights' is the first in the 'His Dark Materials' trilogy. It has won several awards, including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Children's Fiction Award.
Set in a parallel world very similar to our own, 'Northern Lights' tells the compelling story of 12-year-old Lyra's quest to rescue her friend and find her father, aided by her daemon, an armoured bear, and a witch-queen. This prize-winning tale is narrated with vigour and dynamism by the author and a full cast.