(Yearling Books, Paperback)
In light of the fall release of the The Golden Compass movie, I decided to post a review on the book by Philip Pullman. I read this book along with the other two in His Dark Materials trilogy and really enjoyed them. My favorite part was that in Lyra's world, everyone has a visible "soul" that takes the shape of an animal and this is called your daemon. Lyra's daemon is called Pantalaimon. The adventure begins when Lyra and Pan, as he is known, travel north to rescue children that have been kidnapped. This is a great read because it has a unique, adventurous plot. If you like fantasy and adventure, I think you'll like this book. And it's great for boys and girls because Lyra (a girl) and Pan (a boy) are both main characters.
To see the movie trailer and meet your own daemon, go to www.thegoldencompassmovie.com. Here's my daemon...