The Firework Maker’s Daughter
Philip Pullman, with illustrations by Peter Bailey
(Random House Children’s Books)
Lila wants to be a firework maker more than anything. However, she must pass the true test of the firework maker, a terrifying journey in order to face the Fire Fiend and collect Royal Sulphur! This wonderful story holds the reader captive. From the unexpected to the marvellous, through friendship and farce, awe and spectacle, we travel with Lila, urging her toward her goal. We recommend this superb title highly to all readers aged from 8 years old, or so.
Gold Smarties Prize Winning Title.