BookMark: His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman (Knopf Books for Young Readers, 1996)

December 6, 2006

This best-selling fantasy tale of a twelve-year-old girl who lives in an alternate universe, where the bad guys do terrible things to children, is about to be released as a major motion picture. That's reason enough, says reviewer Steven Herb of the Pennsylvania Center for the Book, for fans to dust off their dog-eared copies and reacquaint themselves with "daemons," "armored bears" and the phenomenon called Dust.