Lyra's Oxford (His Dark Materials, #3.5)

by Philip Pullman

John Lawrence (Illustrator)

2.86 of 5 stars 7 ratings • 1 review • 12 shelved
Book cover for Lyra's Oxford

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Lyra's Oxford (His Dark Materials, #3.5)

by Philip Pullman

John Lawrence (Illustrator)

2.86 of 5 stars 7 ratings • 1 review • 12 shelved
HIS DARK MATERIALS IS NOW AN HBO ORIGINAL SERIES STARRING DAFNE KEEN, RUTH WILSON, JAMES McAVOY, AND LIN-MANUEL MIRANDA!

Lyra's Oxford is an exciting tale set in the world of Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials saga. This collectible hardcover volume includes a short story by Mr. Pullman, plus a fold-out map of Oxford and various "souvenirs" from Lyra's world and beyond. The book is illustrated throughout with woodcut illustrations by John Lawrence.

This charming edition is a must for Pullman fans.

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  • ISBN10 0375828192
  • ISBN13 9780375828195
  • Publish Date 28 October 2003
  • Publish Status Active
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Format Hardcover
  • Pages 49
  • Language English

Reviews

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Quirky Cat 3 of 5 stars
Lyra’s Oxford takes place after the events at the end of the His Dark Materials Trilogy (AKA The Golden Compass series). I’ll admit I felt a little heartsick when I realized where this fit in the timeline (I found the ending to be more bitter than sweet, personally).
This short story reads a bit more like a child’s book than I remember the series being (though admittedly it has been awhile), and didn’t quite suck me in like The Collectors did. On the bright side it comes with a wonderful map that can be pulled out. I’m sure this is something that collectors would like (my reference to the other short story being completely unintentional here).
I think the most quotable line in the story will give any potential readers a good feel for what they’re in for: “Everything means something,” Lyra said severely, “We just have to find out how to read it.”

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