Synopses & Reviews
The only hardcover omnibus of the best-selling and award-winning fantasy trilogy, in a Contemporary Classics edition.
Philip Pullman's trilogy is a masterpiece that transcends genre and appeals to readers of all ages. His heroine, Lyra, is an orphan living in a parallel universe in which science, theology, and magic are entwined. The epic story that takes us through the three novels is not only a spellbinding adventure featuring armored polar bears, magical devices, witches, and daemons, it is also an audacious and profound reimagining of Milton's Paradise Lost that has already inspired a number of serious books of literary criticism. Like J. R. R. Tolkien and C. S. Lewis before him, Pullman has invented a richly detailed and marvelously imagined world, complex and thought-provoking enough to enthrall adults as well as younger readers. An utterly entrancing blend of metaphysical speculation and bravura storytelling, His Dark Materials is a monumental and enduring achievement.
Newbery Medal-winner Lois Lowry's acclaimed Giver Quartet series in a single-volume collection.
Now a major motion picture starring Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Taylor Swift, Alexander Skarsgard, and Brenton Thwaites
This first-ever Lois Lowry single-volume collection includes unabridged editions of the Newbery Medal-winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and Son. Lois Lowry's groundbreaking dystopian series comes alive in a single portable volume. An affordable addition to the shelves of teen fans and collectors alike.
Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, the exploits of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the book'sand#160;80th anniversary comesand#160;this lush collection which includes the first fourand#160;tales by P.L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard.
Since the 1934 publication of Mary Poppins, stories of this magical nanny have delighted children and adults the world over. In honor of the bookand#8217;sand#160;80th anniversary comesand#160;this lush collection that includes the first fourand#160;tales by P. L. Travers, illustrated by Mary Shepard: Mary Poppins, Mary Poppins Comes Back, Mary Poppins Opens the Door,and#160;and Mary Poppins in the Park.and#160;Featuring a gilded cover, a foreword by Gregory Maguire, and an essay by P. L. Travers about the writing of Mary Poppins, this handsome volume will make a lovely gift for fans new and old. Travel on the east wind to Cherry Tree Lane with Maryand#160;in these stories that inspired the classic film, the stage show, and young imaginations the world over.and#160;
Four critically acclaimed, award-winning modern classics in one stunning 20th anniversary boxed set from the two-time Newbery Award Winner Lois Lowry.
This deluxe, twenty-year anniversary boxed set includes the Newbery Medal - winning The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, and the 2012 fourth and final installment to the Giver Quartet, Son. Enter this dystopian, futuristic world through all four hardcovers with newly designed, stunning jackets on a page-turning dystopian journey that concludes the masterpiece The Giver started twenty years ago. The perfect gift and addition to a fan's library! For more information about Lois Lowry's Giver Quartet, visit www.hmhbooks.com/thegiverquartet
About the Author
P. L. Traversandnbsp;(1899-1996) was a drama critic, travel essayist, reviewer, lecturer, and the creator of Mary Poppins. Ms. Travers wrote several other books for adults and children, but it is for the character of Mary Poppins that she is best remembered.
MARY SHEPARD (1910-2000) was the daughter of Ernest Shepard, illustrator of the Winnie the Pooh books and The Wind in the Willows. She illustrated P. L. Travers's Mary Poppins books for more than fifty years.