A melodramatic romp through Transylvania with a wonderful cast of outlandish characters
Philip Pullman is one of the most highly acclaimed children's authors of the decade. He has been on the shortlist of just about every major children's book award in the last few years, and has won the Smarties Prize (Gold Award, 9-11 age category) for THE FIREWORK-MAKER'S DAUGHTER and the prestigious Carnegie Medal for NORTHERN LIGHTS. He was the first children's author ever to win the Whitbread Prize for his novel THE AMBER SPYGLASS.
Any youngster who likes ghostly tales of the macabre accompanied
with much humour will get a lot of fun from this unusual book *
Junior Bookshelf *
Glorious Translyvanian spoof * Daily Telegraph *
Ingeniously-designed comic-cum-novel, a gothic pastiche that can be read as simple fun or as a literary lesson * Guardian *
A masterly storyteller * Independent *