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The Golden Compass

The Golden Compass

by Philip Pullman

Analysis: Trivia

Brain Snacks: Tasty Tidbits of Knowledge

Pullman plays an electric Fender guitar (source).

Pullman taught middle school students before making it as a big-time author (source).

Pullman is rumored to be working on a companion to the <em>His Dark Materials</em> books called <em>The Book of Dust</em> (source).

When his stepfather was cremated, Pullman and his siblings loaded his stepfather's ashes into fireworks and lit them off as a final farewell (source). We think that's pretty cool.

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