The Firework Makers Daughter
by Philip Pullman
Characters:The characters for the story are Lila(the firework makers daughter),Chulak(her friend),Hamlet(the white elephant),Rambashi(Chulak's cousin),Razvani(The fire demon),Lalchand(Lila's ... Read review
Lila wants to be a firework maker just like her father, but before she can even start she ... more
has to make a hazardous, life-threatening journey to the den of the evil Fire-Fiend, battling her way through strange lands and nightmarish scenarios with elephants and pirates and strange beasts a-plenty tempting her from her path. Philip Pullman has plucked a rare, exotic and totally bewitching idea from thin air and has turned it into the kind of magical adventure that all children dream of, crackling and sparkling with the same thrilling intensity as the fireworks in Lila's dreams. Lila herself is divine--the perfect blend of light-footed heroine and stubborn adventurer--and The Firework- Maker's Daughter, illustrated by Nick Harris, is a deserving winner of the Smarties Book Prize. A simply superb, gripping, action-packed adventure that will live long in the memory of anyone who enters Lila's world. --Susan Harrison
"...The Firework Makers Daughter
by Philip Pullman
Characters:The characters for the story are Lila(the firework makers daughter),Chulak(her friend),Hamlet(the white elephant),Rambashi(Chulak's cousin),Razvani(The fire demon),Lalchand(Lila's dad the firework maker).
Story Line:The story is about a young girl she is brought up by a firework maker so she wants to be a firework maker but to be a proper firework maker she has to go to mount merapi ..."
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"The firework makers daughter by Philip Pullman is about a girl called Lila who would love to become a firework maker just like her hard working father. Her father being very moralistic, disagrees with her and decides that there is more better career for his daughter than a lowly paid firework maker. All firework makers have to prove that they want to be a firework maker by climbing the tallest mountain in the land and this will prove that her ambition ..."
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What Lila wants to be more than anything else is a firework-maker. But 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, she sets off alone. Can her friends reach her in time?