The golden compass: the graphic novel /

Author Melchior-Durand, St ephane
Language English
Publisher
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017




Annotation:

Lyra Belacqua is content to run wild among the scholars of Jordan College, with her d mon familiar always by her side. But the arrival of her fearsome uncle, Lord Asriel, draws her to the heart of a terrible struggle -- a struggle born of Gobblers and stolen children, and a mysterious substance known as Dust. As she hurtles toward danger in the cold far North, Lyra never suspects the shocking truth: she alone is destined to win -- or to lose -- this more-than-mortal battle.



Subjects :

  • Fantasy Comic Books, Strips, Etc
  • Kidnapping
  • Fantasy
  • Comic Books, Strips, Etc
  • Comics (Graphic Works)
  • Pullman, Philip, Adaptations
  • FICTION / Fantasy / Epic
  • Missing Persons Experiments
  • Graphic Novels
  • Arctic Regions

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Awards, Honors & Prizes :

  • Cybils Awards , Graphic Novel , 2015

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Reading Measurement Programs:


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Lexile, MetaMetrics, Inc.
GN420L(Graphic Novel)

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Reviews :

Kirkus (Kirkus)
Lyra Belaqua begins her journey north again in this graphic-novel adaptation of Philip Pullman's classic fantasy. Twenty years after the publication of The Golden Compass, Melchior-Durand and Oubrerie reimagine the dark fantasy series through the graphic format. This installment adapts the first third of the original novel—in which Lyra leaves her home at Jordan College, finds refuge with the gyptians, and learns the truth about her parentage—leaving the rest of the tale for future volumes. The script is well-paced and deftly condenses the original text to the demands of graphic storytelling. However, the artwork is often disappointing. While the illustrations do a fine job of establishing a sense of time and place, the figures are stiff and don't do justice to the story's many charismatic personalities. For instance, the graphic novel's Mrs. Coulter lacks the seductive magnetism that makes her so dangerously alluring when she first appears in the original novel. Purists may also be annoyed by details that aren't faithful to the novel. The original text repeatedly describes Lyra as blonde, but she is a brunette here. It's a minor complaint, but it's hard to see why a change was necessary at all. Best for readers new to the series, who won't be distracted by comparisons with the original. 2015, Knopf, 80 pp., $18.99. Category: Graphic fantasy. Ages 11 up. © 2015 Kirkus Reviews/VNU eMedia, Inc. All rights reserved.
(PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015])

Kirkus (Kirkus)
The second volume of the graphic adaptation of Pullman's modern classic follows Lyra's adventures into frozen lands. Hewing faithfully to its source material, this sophomore interpretation trails headstrong Lyra Belaqua and her shape-shifting daemon, Pantaimalon, as they venture into the frozen north to seek out a villainous group that has been abducting children and severing their connections to their daemons. Aided by a mysterious coven of flying witches, a curmudgeonly armored polar bear, and an airship captain, Lyra endures bloody battles and uncovers shocking secrets as she learns the truth behind the kidnappings and mutilations. Dreamy watercolors organized into neatly ordered panels lend themselves well to the fantastical setting, creating a sense of sweeping cinematic scope. Pullman's original magnum opus is heady and dense, and it may prove challenging for some; this adaptation, with its visual accessibility, can help those struggling with the novel's complexity achieve an understanding without watering down the intricacies. This being only the second volume of three—and concluding with a cliffhanger—readers can expect a yearlong holdup before reaching the novel's conclusion. While this may be a bit much to ask, those who have the patience should be pleased with Melchior-Durand and Oubrerie's interpretation. An engaging adaptation, but some may wish to wait until all three volumes are available.
(PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015])

Kat Kan (Booklist)
In this follow-up to Melchior and Oubrerie s graphic adaptation of Pullman s acclaimed fantasy series, Lyra and the Gyptians continue on their journey northward to Bolvangar to rescue the kidnapped children held captive by Mrs. Coulter. Lyra learns she must seek help from a distempered, renegade armored bear, Iorek Byrnison. Lyra also proves her worth to the witch consul, who promise her their help. Soon enough, Lyra, Iorek, and the Gyptians discover that Mrs. Coulter s scientists at Bolvangar are experimenting with separating children from their daemons, and the process has fatal consequences. This graphic-novel adaptation is crammed with exciting action. The highly detailed, colorful art fills the panels with fine-lined figures, saturated hues, and atmospheric shadows, and while the print and panels are both small, everything is clear and readable. Battle scenes with Iorek, a powerful polar bear, make this volume, which covers the middle third of Pullman s original novel, a bit more gruesome on occasion than the first installment. Pullman fans and new readers alike will appreciate this well-executed adaptation."
(PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015])

Kat Kan (Booklist)
This graphic-novel adaptation of Pullman s wildly popular The Golden Compass (1996) takes readers through about the first third of the novel. Raised by the academics of Jordan College in Oxford, Lyra is a bit of a wild child. Her uncle, Lord Asriel, announces a discovery that could shake the foundations of the Church, and then he disappears on an expedition to the North. Meanwhile, Lyra learns some troubling things: the truth about her parents; her caretaker Mrs. Coulter s responsibility for the predatory Gobblers; and her own destined, pivotal role in a mission to rescue the gyptian children. Originally published in French, this adaptation boasts an accessible translation and European-style artwork in a subdued, appropriately old-fashioned color palette. The small and detailed but very clear panels are full of expressive faces, discernible action, and moody shadowing. Readers familiar with Pullman s novel will appreciate this artistic adaptation, as will readers who simply prefer graphic novels to prose. Two forthcoming volumes will complete the adaptation of the first novel in Pullman s series. Grades 6-9
(PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015])

April Spisak (Bulletin)
Twenty years after the original publication of Pullman s classic, this graphic novel focuses on the first third of that book. This volume covers Lyra s leaving of Jordan College and finding out who her mother is, ending with Lyra on a boat heading North with her alethiometer and Pan, her daemon. The text is smooth and well chosen, capturing the essence of the source novel while also keeping the word count reasonable for the format. There isn t much interplay between text and art, as each simply reinforces the other, but the use of dark shading is effective in slowing the reader s eye with regularity, giving the pithy words more time to sink in. For every reader who will say that a graphic version wasn t necessary or sets in stone elements best left to the imagination (it is difficult, after all, to capture the daemons as fluidly as the original novel did), there will be another who is thrilled to meet (or revisit) this remarkable book in smaller doses with lushly colored illustrations. The two other volumes aren t due for a year and two years, so readers will have to be patient, or go back to the original book and get busy imagining how upcoming scenes will be illustrated. Review Code: R -- Recommended. (c) Copyright 2006, The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois. 2015, Knopf, 80p., $18.99. Grades 6-10.
(PUBLISHER: Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015])

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Publication Details:

  Publisher ISBN Notes
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.7.M455 (741.5/944)
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9780553535167
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9780553535174
Chiefly illustrations.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.7.M455 (741.5/944)
9780553535181
0553535188
9780553535174
055353517X
9780553535167
0553535161
The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass one of the most celebrated books of all time is now complete! This edition contains all three volumes the entire story.- Amazon.com.
"This is a Borzoi book"
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2017

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.7.M455 (741.5/944)
9780553535181
0553535188
9780553535174
055353517X
9780553535167
0553535161
9780553535129
0553535145
9780553535143
0553535137
9780553535136
0553523716
9780553523713
0553523724
9780553523720
0553523864
9780553523867
The graphic novel adaptation of The Golden Compass one of the most celebrated books of all time is now complete! This edition contains all three volumes the entire story.- Amazon.com.
"This is a Borzoi book"
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2016

Media Type: Language Material
1 volume (unpaged):
PZ7.7.M455 (741.5/973)
9780553535129
0553535145
9780553535143
0553535137
9780553535136
Chiefly illustrations.
Alfred A. Knopf (New York:), PUBLISHED: [2015],

Media Type:

9780553535129
0553535188
9780553535181
9780553535136
0553535137
0553523724
0553523864
9780553535143
0553535145
9780553523720
9780553523713
9780553523867
0553523716
New York: Alfred A. Knopf,

Media Type: Language Material
volumes (unpaged):
PZ7.7.M455 (741.5/944)
0553523716
9780553523713
0553523724
9780553523720
0553523864
9780553523867
9780553535129
0553535137
9780553535136
0553535145
9780553535143
"Originally published by Gallimard Jeunesse Paris France in 2014"-Copyright page.

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