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- ISBN: 9780439692557 | 0439692555
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 4/1/2005
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!