The Adventures of John Blake




By Philip Pullman and Fred Fordham

Far out at sea, and hidden by the fog of time, sails the Mary Alice and her crew – searching for a way home.

But the mysterious ship is being hunted by a villain who will go to ANY lengths to track her down . . .

When a storm hits a small family yacht throwing a young girl overboard, John Blake dives in to save her and brings her aboard the so-called ghost ship. But trying to return her to her own time means going back to the one place where they run the greatest risk of being completely annihilated.

Join Philip Pullman’s John Blake and the crew of the Mary Alice in an unforgettable time-travelling adventure on the high seas. With art by Fred Fordham.

 

Published by : David Fickling Books

Date: 01 June 2017

ISBN: 9781910989296

Format: Hardback

Price : £14.99



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Philip Pullman

I started writing as soon as I could hold a pencil. I loved the feeling of making marks on a piece of paper, but it wasn't until some time later that I learned to connect that pleasure with a quite different pleasure, that of being absorbed in a story. Because I loved stories too - every kind of story, from fairy tales to Superman, from school stories to horror stories. As a matter of fact I still do.





Fred Fordham

FRED FORDHAM was born in 1985 and grew up in North London. He studied Politics and Philosophy at Sussex University while working as a portrait painter and occasional tutor. Here he discovered comics after reading Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis. This book sparked a general interest in the form, and particularly in the Franco-Belgian bandes dessinées tradition. He wrote and illustrated his first graphic novel, Nightfall, which was published in France by Editions Delcourt in 2013, and he has since contributed to The Phoenix Comic, the Guardian, and David Lloyd’s online magazine, Aces Weekly. He also continues to paint.