The Golden CompasseBook - 2001
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[Challenged for Anti-Catholicism, Anti-religion, Atheism] In 2007, an Ontario Catholic School Board ordered the withdrawal of the Golden Compass and the other books in the series from the shelves of libraries in elementary schools. The books were collected at library circulation desks, and studen... Read More »
Book Ranking: 9
Movie Ranking: 5
Book Review: The book was very well written, has continuous suspense and thrill to it. A great read for teens!...
Movie Review: ... the battles and special effects were amazing, but the sad thing was... Read More »
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In this book Lyra and her daemon ,Pantalaimon [ in short Pan], go on a perilous journey to Bolvangar to stop the Gobblers. They need to stop the Gobblers because they kidnap children and then cut away ther deamons. Lyra and Pan travel with with the Gyptians. Along the way they meet the armored bear, Iorek Byrnison.
This truly amazing book in a different dimension where children started going missing. A girl lived there, Lyra, who once lived a university until the fateful day when her mother took her away. She was given a golden compass by the university which she was to keep hidden.Her mother found out and tried to take it so lyra ran away from her mother. She met the egyptians who saved her from being captured. Together with them she went to save the children. They met a bear named eric burneson who decided to help her after she got back his amour. Together with lee scorseby (a balloonist) they faced evil to save the missing children.
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“That's the duty of the old,' said the Librarian, 'to be anxious on the behalf of the young. And the duty of the young is to scorn the anxiety of the old."
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