The Ruby in the Smoke (Sally Lockhart #1)

Author(s): Philip Pullman

Junior Fiction

"In Dickensian fashion, Pullman tells the story of 16-year-old Sally Lockhart, who becomes involved in a deadly web of events as she searches for a mysterious ruby. The novel is a page turner, peopled with despicable hags, forthright heroes, and children living on the underbelly of 19th-century London. The story's events are exciting, with involved plotting. Settings and characterizations are exquisitely drawn. The first entry in a planned trilogy.


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" A rip-roaring adventure story filled with cutthroat villains, dastardly deeds, sleazy opium dens, filthy London slums, and a delightful heroine...Splendid descriptions, plot twists and turns, and understated humor engage readers in this tale of murder, mayhem, and mystery." --School Library Journal (starred review)

Philip Pullman is the award-winning author of the bestselling His Dark Materials trilogy. He lives in Oxford, England.

General Fields

  • : 9780375845161
  • : Random House Children's Books
  • : Random House Inc
  • : 0.181
  • : September 2008
  • : 203mm X 132mm X 15mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Philip Pullman
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 222
  • : 230