Pirates, supernatural creatures and an elephant in Philip Pullman's tale of a young girl whose dreams of following in her father's footsteps are dashed. Read More >
The Firework-Maker’s Daughter is Philip Pullman’s inspiring story about Lila, whose dreams of becoming a firework-maker are dashed when her father tells her it is no job for a girl. Setting out in secret for Mount Merapi in search of the elusive royal sulphur, Lila faces pirates and supernatural creatures until Chulak arrives to help her with Hamlet the elephant. Soon she must return to save her imprisoned father with a firework display that must rival the best on earth!