The Firework-maker's Daughter, Paperback

The Firework-maker's Daughter Paperback

4.5 out of 5 (2 ratings)


What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is ...a Firework-Maker!

But firework-making is not just about being able to make Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes.

There is also one special secret: every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend!

Not knowing that she needs special protection to survive the Fire-Fiend's flames, Lila sets off alone.

Her friends, Chulak and Hamlet - the King's white elephant - race after her.

But can they possibly reach her in time?


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, illustrations
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Publishers UK
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  • Category: General
  • ISBN: 9780440866404



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Pullman is best known for his epic fantasy the Dark Materials trilogy and other young adult novels, but he has also written books that can be read with a younger audience, and I find that I like these stories just as much as his more ambitious work. In this novella, a fireworker maker raises his daughter on his own after his wife passes away. He trains her in his art, and when she is older she tells him that she wishes to learn the final secrets that will make her a fireworks master as well. Her father is dismayed, and tells her that no girl should take up that trade, but should marry instead.

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I really enjoyed this book because Lila had a very big adventure,I stated likeing this book when we did it for English comprehension at school.