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Discover The Adventures of John Blake in hardback!

30 May 2017

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.

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.

We're so thrilled that The Adventures of John Blake has been so well received since its publication!

  • Featured in The Observer and The Guardian
  • Selected as Children's Book of the Week in the Sunday Times


"This book is a thing of beauty, a hardback with a beautiful full-colour dust jacket that hides a gorgeous navy blue cover emblazoned with a mysterious, glowing Macguffin." - Teen Librarian

"This column doesn’t usually include comics that were written mostly with children or teenagers in mind (I must set strict parameters, given that I get to choose only 12 books a year). But I’m making an exception for The Adventures of John Blake: Mystery of the Ghost Ship, first because its author is Philip Pullman, Carnegie medal winner and bestselling author of His Dark Materials, and second – by far the more important reason – because it’s fantastic." - The Guardian

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