Aladdin And The Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman

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The Whitbread Award-winning author of THE GOLDEN COMPASS turns on an enchanted lamp of a story -- brilliantly written, sparklingly funny, and guaranteed to reveal wonders.

Philip Pullman garnered every accolade around with the breathtaking His Dark Materials trilogy. Now he turns his storytelling gifts to one of the most famous of the Arabian Nights tales, "Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp." Aladdin is a shiftless good-for-nothing boy until he unwittingly acquires a magic lamp inhabited by a genie -- and the adventure that follows both makes his fortune and makes him a man. Pullman tells the tale with his trademark crisp writing and fast-paced action, while Sophy Williams's pastels shimmer with the heat and beauty of the Far East. Terrific for reading aloud!
 

About Philip Pullman

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Philip Pullman was born in Norwich on October 19, 1946. He graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English. He taught at various Oxford middle schools and at Westminster College for eight years. He is the author of many acclaimed novels, plays, and picture books for readers of all ages. His first book, Count Karlstein, was published in 1982. His other books include: The Firework-Maker's Daughter; I Was a Rat!; Clockwork or All Wound Up; and The Good Man Jesus and the Scoundrel Christ. He is also the author of the Sally Lockhart series and the His Dark Materials Trilogy. He has received numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal and the Guardian Fiction Award for Northern Lights (The Golden Compass), the Whitbread Book of the Year Award for The Amber Spyglass, the Eleanor Farjeon Award for children's literature in 2002, and the Astrid Lindgren Award in 2005. Sophy Williams has illustrated for a number of well-known writers including Geraldine McCaughrean, Michael Rosen, and Jill Paton-Walsh.
 
Published November 12, 1993 by Scholastic. 48 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Political & Social Sciences, Science Fiction & Fantasy. Fiction

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(Sophy Williams's illustrations, similarly, are splendid to behold but offer no vision of Aladdin we haven't seen before.) Rather, this is Pullman tipping his turban to the stories of yore, the chaotic and mesmerizing tales so often remembered as orderly and bright.

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The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman 230pp, Doubleday, £10.99 Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman, illustrated by Sophy Williams 72pp, Scholastic, £14.99 Philip Pullman hasn't been twiddling his thumbs since His Dark Materials.

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As lavishly ornamented as a sultan's palace, this sumptuous picture book retains the essence of the original Arabian story while updating the language and plot enough to suit modern readers.

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