29 April 2008

Aladdin and the Enchanted Lamp

We read this children's picture book primarily because its author is Philip Pullman, the creator of the wonderful His Dark Materials trilogy for young adults.

While I can certainly recommend this book for children (it is a great story, and the pictures, by Sophy Williams, are quite beautiful), it is of limited interest to the Philip Pullman junkie. The story is retold well, but you'd never know Pullman wrote it, as opposed to anyone else.

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