Lyra und die Vögel


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783551581334
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Fantasy-Geschichte im Universitätsstädtchen Oxford: Das kleine Büchlein ist in Leinen gebunden und mit hübschen Schwarzweiss-Drucken illustriert. Es stammt offenbar aus einer Trilogie mit Lyra Listenreichs Abenteuern und ihrem Kater Pantalaimon. Er ist ihr Daemon. Die Fantasy-Geschichte ist überhaupt voller Daemonen, Hexen und Alechemisten, was das friedliche Universitätsstädtchen Oxford von der Iffley Road bis hinüber zur Walton Well Road im Laufe der Erzählung zur schauerlichen Szenerie verzerrt. Eigentlich geht es Lyra dabei an den Kragen, aber die Schwäne retten sie vor dem Schlimmsten. So kann sie in Ruhe im College St. Sophias weiterstudieren. Die Story ist ein kleiner fantastischer Psychothriller mit jenem Quentchen englischen Humors, den nur Insider und Anglophile voll kapieren. Ab 12 Jahren, gut, Ruedi W. Schweizer.

His Dark Materials 4: Ans andere Ende der Welt


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Carlsen
ISBN: 3646928301
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 560
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Endlich: der packende vierte Band der »His Dark Materials«-Serie. Lyra, die Heldin aus Philip Pullmans Erfolgsserie, ist nun eine junge Studentin. Sie macht sich auf die Suche nach einer geheimnisvollen Stadt, in der angeblich Dæmonen herumgeistern, und einer mysteriösen Wüste in der Mitte Asiens. Die Reise wird getrübt durch einen Zwist mit ihrem eigenen Dæmon, Pantalaimon – etwas, das sich beide nie hätten vorstellen können. Werden sie wieder zueinander finden und wird Lyra das Rätsel des Staubs endlich lösen können? Alle Bände der unvergleichlichen Fantasy-Serie »His Dark Materials«: Über den wilden Fluss (Band 0) Der Goldene Kompass (Band 1) Das Magische Messer (Band 2) Das Bernstein-Teleskop (Band 3) Ans andere Ende der Welt (Band 4)

The Amber Spyglass: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780375890031
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 560
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***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** The unforgettable His Dark Materials trilogy that began with The Golden Compass—the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time"—and continued with The Subtle Knife, reaches its astonishing conclusion in The Amber Spyglass. Throughout the worlds, the forces of both heaven and hell are mustering to take part in Lord Asriel's audacious rebellion. Each player in this epic drama has a role to play—and a sacrifice to make. Witches, angels, spies, assassins, tempters, and pretenders, no one will remain unscathed. Lyra and Will have the most dangerous task of all. They must journey to a gray-lit world where no living soul has ever gone and from which there is no escape. As war rages and Dust drains from the sky, the fate of the living—and the dead—comes to depend on Lyra and Will. On the choices they make in love, and for love, forevermore. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Whitbread Award Winner of the British Book Award (Children's) Published in 40 Countries "Masterful.... This title confirms Pullman's inclusion in the company of C.S. Lewis and Tolkien." —Smithsonian Magazine "Pullman has created the last great fantasy masterpiece of the twentieth century. An astounding achievement." —The Cincinnati Enquirer "War, politics, magic, science, individual lives and cosmic destinies are all here . . . shaped and assembled into a narrative of tremendous pace by a man with a generous, precise intelligence. I am completely enchanted." —The New York Times Book Review "Breathtaking adventure . . . a terrific story, eloquently told." —The Boston Globe

The Subtle Knife: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0440418615
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 368
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***** Includes a preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, and hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** The spellbinding sequel to The Golden Compass, the modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an "All-Time Greatest Novel" and Newsweek hailed as a "Top 100 Book of All Time," continues the epic adventure, catapulting readers between worlds, and toward a devastating discovery. Lost in a new world, Lyra finds Will—a boy on the run, a murderer—a worthy and welcome ally. For this is a world where soul-eating Specters stalk the streets and witches share the skies with troops of angels. Each is searching—Lyra for the meaning of Dark Matter, Will for his missing father—but what they find instead is a deadly secret, a knife of untold power. And neither Lyra nor Will suspects how tightly their lives, their loves, their destinies are bound together...until they are split apart. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Published in 40 Countries “Just as quick-moving and unputdownable as The Golden Compass. . . . The mysteries deepen and the wonders grow even more extravagant.” —The Washington Post “Pullman’s imagination soars . . . A literary rollercoaster ride you won’t want to miss.”—The Boston Globe “The story gallops with ferocious momentum . . . Devilishly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review

Es war einmal im Fernen Osten

Ein Leben zwischen zwei Welten
Author: Xiaolu Guo
Publisher: Albrecht Knaus Verlag
ISBN: 3641218187
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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East goes West – Ein Leben zwischen zwei Welten. Nominiert für den Costa Prize 2017 in der Kategorie Biographie. Es ist kein einfacher Start ins Leben: Gleich nach der Geburt geben die Eltern, glühende Anhänger Maos, ihre Tochter in die Obhut eines kinderlosen Bauernpaares in den Bergen. Zwei Jahre später bringen diese die halbverhungerte Kleine zu ihren des Lesens und Schreibens unkundigen Großeltern. Ein Jahr später stirbt der Große Vorsitzende, und in China beginnt ein dramatischer gesellschaftlicher Wandel. In ihrem neuen Buch erzählt die chinesische Autorin und Filmemacherin Xiaolu Guo von dem langen Weg, der sie aus einem ärmlichen Fischernest am Ostchinesischen Meer an die Filmhochschule im sich rasant verändernden Peking der 90er Jahre und schließlich 2002 nach London führt. 15 Jahre später beschreibt sie ihre Reise von Ost nach West mit einer Klarsicht, die nur jemand besitzt, der angekommen ist und sich zugleich fremd fühlt.

His Dark Materials Omnibus


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307808203
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 944
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***** Just announced! THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! ***** The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are available together in one volume perfect for any fan or newcomer to this modern fantasy classic series that has graced the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, San Francisco Chronicle, Book Sense, and Publishers Weekly bestseller lists. These thrilling adventures tell the story of Lyra and Will—two ordinary children on a perilous journey through shimmering haunted otherworlds. They will meet witches and armored bears, fallen angels and soul-eating specters. And in the end, the fate of both the living—and the dead—will rely on them. Phillip Pullman’s spellbinding His Dark Materials trilogy has captivated readers for over twenty years and won acclaim at every turn. It will have you questioning everything you know about your world and wondering what really lies just out of reach. Honors and Praise for His Dark Materials: An Entertainment Weekly All-Time Greatest Novel A Newsweek Top 100 Book of All Time "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." —The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." —The New York Times “Pullman is quite possibly a genius.” —Newsweek

The Collectors: A His Dark Materials Story


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1101940042
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 19
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***** Just announced! THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new work from Philip Pullman, set in the world of His Dark Materials, will be published as a work in three parts, with the first volume to arrive in October 2017! ***** The Collectors is a brand-new e-short, set in the world of Philip Pullman’s beloved and bestselling His Dark Materials In this darkly delicious sliver of a tale, Philip Pullman offers a glimpse of the enigmatic girl who will become the sinister Mrs. Coulter. On a cold winter's night, two art collectors are settled before a fire in the Senior Common Room of a college in Oxford, discussing the unusual pieces one has recently added to his collection. What the two men don't know is that the portrait of a striking young woman and the bronze sculpture of a fearsome monkey are connected in mysterious ways. How could they imagine that they are about to be caught in the cross-fire of a story which has traveled time . . . and worlds. Published in 40 countries with over 17 million copies sold, The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass are renowned for their engrossing storytelling and epic scope. This new short tale will delight the many fans eager for any new glimpse into the world of His Dark Materials.

Lyra's Oxford


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0375828192
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 49
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Lyra and Pantalaimon (now a pine-marten) are back at Oxford, but their peace is shattered by Ragi, the daemon of the witch Yelena, who is searching for a healing elixir to cure his witch.

The Golden Compass: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0440418607
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 432
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***** Includes an exciting preview of THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new book from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, arriving October 2017! ***** The modern fantasy classic that Entertainment Weekly named an “All-Time Greatest Novel” and Newsweek hailed as a “Top 100 Book of All Time.” Philip Pullman takes readers to a world where humans have animal familiars and where parallel universes are within reach. Lyra is rushing to the cold, far North, where witch clans and armored bears rule. North, where the Gobblers take the children they steal--including her friend Roger. North, where her fearsome uncle Asriel is trying to build a bridge to a parallel world. Can one small girl make a difference in such great and terrible endeavors? This is Lyra: a savage, a schemer, a liar, and as fierce and true a champion as Roger or Asriel could want. But what Lyra doesn't know is that to help on of them will be to betray the other... A masterwork of storytelling and suspense, Philip Pullman's award-winning The Golden Compass is the first in the His Dark Materials series, which contintues with The Subtle Knife, and The Amber Spyglass. A #1 New York Times Bestseller Winner of the Guardian Prize for Children's Fiction Published in 40 Countries "Arguably the best juvenile fantasy novel of the past twenty years." --The Washington Post "Very grand indeed." --The New York Times "Pullman is quite possibly a genius." --Newsweek

Belgariad - Der Schütze

Roman
Author: David Eddings
Publisher: Blanvalet Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 3641226562
Category: Fiction
Page: 480
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Der Fantasy-Klassiker endlich wieder verfügbar – in überarbeiteter Neuausgabe. Der New-York-Times-Platz-1-Bestsellerautor David Eddings war in den 80er Jahren nicht nur einer der Helden der Fantasy-Leser, sondern ist für viele der erfolgreichen Fantasy-Autoren von heute ein Vorbild. Die Lektüre der Belgariad-Saga ist wie eine Begegnung mit Freunden. Die Charaktere dieser heroischen Coming-of-Age-Fantasy wachsen einem sofort ans Herz, und gemeinsam mit ihnen erforscht man eine wunderbare Welt und kämpft im epischen Kampf zwischen Gut und Böse. Der naive Junge vom Land, der edelste Ritter, der cleverste Dieb, der mächtigste Magier – wer sonst könnte die Welt retten? Dieser Roman ist bereits unter dem Titel »Die Zaubermacht der Dame« im Knaur-Verlag und unter dem Titel »Der Zauber der Schlange« im Bastei-Lübbe-Verlag erschienen. Er wurde komplett überarbeitet.

The Subtle Knife


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780679879251
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 326
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As the boundaries between worlds begin to dissolve, Lyra and her daemon help Will Parry in his search for his father and for a powerful, magical knife.

The Shadow in the North: A Sally Lockhart Mystery


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 1524764965
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 384
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WHEN ONE OF Sally’s clients loses a large sum of money in the unexpected collapse of a British shipping firm, Sally sets out to investigate. But as she delves deeper into the identity of a wealthy and elusive industrialist, she uncovers a plot so diabolical, it could subvert the entire civilized world.

Lyra's Oxford: His Dark Materials


Author: Philip Pullman
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780307487810
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 80
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***** THE BOOK OF DUST, the long-awaited new novel from Philip Pullman set in the world of His Dark Materials, has been hailed by the New York Times as "a stunning achievement."***** This exciting companion to His Dark Materials tells a not-to-be-missed story about Lyra and her world. When a witch's daemon crashes onto the roof of Jordan College, Lyra and her daemon, Pan, are eager to help. But as this unlikely trio scours the winding streets of Oxford in search of a famed alchemist, their journey takes a deadly turn... This volume also includes fascinating extra glimpses of our favorite characters.

Zwischen mir und der Welt


Author: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Publisher: Hanser Berlin
ISBN: 3446251952
Category: Political Science
Page: 240
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Wenn in den USA schwarze Teenager von Polizisten ermordet werden, ist das nur ein Problem von individueller Verfehlung? Nein, denn rassistische Gewalt ist fest eingewebt in die amerikanische Identität – sie ist das, worauf das Land gebaut ist. Afroamerikaner besorgten als Sklaven seinen Reichtum und sterben als freie Bürger auf seinen Straßen. In seinem schmerzhaften, leidenschaftlichen Manifest verdichtet Ta-Nehisi Coates amerikanische und persönliche Geschichte zu einem Appell an sein Land, sich endlich seiner Vergangenheit zu stellen. Sein Buch wurde in den USA zum Nr.-1-Bestseller und ist schon jetzt ein Klassiker, auf den sich zukünftig alle Debatten um Rassismus beziehen werden.