The Firework-Maker's Daughter

  • by Philip Pullman
  • Narrated by Nigel Lambert
  • 1 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is...a Firework-Maker! But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone. Her friends Chulak and Hamlet, the King's white elephants, race after her. But can they reach her in time?

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What the Critics Say

"This comical adventure about a girl who longs to follow in her father's footsteps crackles with Pullman's usual flair." (Publishers Weekly)
"Narrator Lambert is a marvelous teller....Delicious entertainment for families highlights Pullman's keen, literate writing." (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Super

Super children's story full of vibrant colour and character. Delightful. A great performance of it too by the narrator.
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- Artoo

Hmmm...

I love Pullman, but this is not his best work. The narrator is clearly a good actor, but trying to do the voice of a young girl when you're a grown man is actually a little creepy and the effect was jarring.
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- Andrew

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-09-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios