Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp by Philip Pullman | LoveReadingAs lavishly ornamented as a sultan's palace, this sumptuous picture book retains the essence of the original Arabian story while updating the language and plot enough to suit modern readers. The words seem exotic without being too ornate, and the book's generous white-bordered pages complement the silver ornamentation of the jacket to announce its gift book status. Pullman the His Dark Materials trilogy streamlines the plot, and unlike the Disney animated film, centers his story on Aladdin, minimizing the role of the mysterious jinnee. Pullman's otherwise brisk retelling occasionally lingers lovingly over the enchanting details he invents. He describes the magic garden with its imprisoned imp in a glass bottle, its "butterfly with a human face tethered by a golden chain no thicker than a hair, and dozens of other wonders. Still, there's plenty of humor and wordplay for adults as well as children, including Pullman's mention of the supposed narrator Aladdin hires to write his story "Blessed be Aladdin, Prince of Publishers! May every poor writer of stories find a patron as generous and wise!
Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp, First Edition
Seller Rating:. Condition: Good. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory GRP
In , The Times named Pullman one of the "50 greatest British writers since ". The first book of Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy, Northern Lights , won the Carnegie Medal from the Library Association , recognising the year's outstanding English-language children's book. The family travelled with his father's job, including to Southern Rhodesia , though most of his formative years were spent in Llanbedr in Ardudwy , North Wales. Pullman said at the beginning of a exchange that to him as a boy, his father "was a hero, steeped in glamour, killed in action defending his country" and had been "training pilots". Pullman was then presented with a report from The London Gazette of "which carried the official RAF news of the day [and] said that the medal was given for 'gallant and distinguished service' during the Mau Mau uprising. Very few of the Mau Mau had guns that could land a blow on an aircraft. Pullman attended Taverham Hall and Eaton House in his early years,  and from he was educated at Ysgol Ardudwy in Harlech , Gwynedd , and spent time in Norfolk with his grandfather, a clergyman.
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