La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One

Philip Pullman


Eleven-year-old Malcolm Polstead and his dæmon, Asta, live with his parents at the Trout Inn near Oxford, on the banks of the River Thames.  Malcolm has a precious canoe named La Belle Sauvage that will play an important part in the story. Malcolm is a boy who notices everything but is not much noticed himself, therefore it’s possible for him to become a spy….




About The Author

Philip Pullman is one of the most highly respected children’s authors writing today. Winner of many prestigious awards, including the Carnegie of Carnegies and the Whitbread Award, Pullman’s epic fantasy trilogy His Dark Materials has been acclaimed as a modern classic. It has sold 17.5 million copies worldwide and been translated into 40 languages. In 2005 he was awarded the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. He lives in Oxford.

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Weight 465 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 35 mm



Penguin Books Ltd

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Philip Pullman