Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, c2008 Edition: 1st American ed Description: 95 p. : ill. ; 18 cm ISBN/ISSN: 9780375845109 (hardcover), 0375845100 (hardcover), Language: English
Includes a board game 'Peril of the pole' in envelope attached to back cover
"A David Fickling book."
Prequel to: The golden compass
In a time before Lyra Silvertongue was born, the tough American balloonist Lee Scoresby and the great armoured bear Iorek Byrnison meet when Lee and his hare daemon Hester crash-land their trading balloon onto a port in the far Arctic North and find themselves right in the middle of a political powder keg