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As our determined and intelligent sleuth sets her mind to unraveling these dark mysteries, she learns how embroiled she is in the whole affair. As riveting and witty as the sensational "penny dreadfuls" of Victorian England (but thousands of times better written), Pullman's trilogy (including The Shadow in the North and The Tiger in the Well) will have readers on the edges of their seats. Ruby is an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. (Ages 12 and older) --Karin Snelson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A good read, strong women character, the plot never drags. Kind of a combination of Dickens, Sherlock Holmes, and Nancy Drew. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Theresa May
I know Mr Pullman thinks he is superior to such writers as Tolkien, CS Lewis, Enid Blyton... who didn't need to use swearing... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Fillyjonk
A gift for my niece who loved it - but I had read it previously and loved it too. An unforgettable story and never ages!Published 13 months ago by L Kirby
Riveting, exciting and creative. My 10 yo loves it. Pullman is a great writer. This is complex enough to be a bit challenging, but light enough to be fun and engaging.Published 15 months ago by mteague
I read the preview, and was intrigued by the plot, but wasn't sure it was enough to get through all the extra fluff he puts in there. Read morePublished 16 months ago by mpj7
Phillip Pullman presents a beguiling story of beauty, poise, ruby, stolen opium, craftiness, the British Seal, and chilling deaths. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Yvette Sheron Mingo
Phillip Pullman is the author of several bestselling books. His book called "The Times" named Pullman one of the 50 greatest British writers since 1945. Read morePublished 18 months ago by JM
Its a very entertaining story! I couldnt stop reading until the end.
It's for everybody not just kids. The characters are very differents and attracting.
This is the first of Philip Pullman's Victorian mystery novels featuring Sally Lockhart. She is 16-years-old in this story, her father has just died in a shipwreck, and she finds... Read morePublished on September 12, 2012 by Nash Android