For months it has been whispered about, then in February it was announced and now it is the count down for the release of Philip Pullman’s new book!!! We are delighted to share Chris Wormell’s stunning front cover for Pullman’s ‘La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One’
On working with Chris Wormell, Philip Pullman says: “I’ve admired Chris Wormell’s artwork for a long time, and when the chance of having him illustrate the covers of my new novel came along I leapt at it. I relish his sure strong line and the graphic power of his images, in whatever medium he’s working. It’s been a delight to see the work emerge and I’m thrilled with the result.”
Chris Wormell adds: “Twenty years ago, my twelve-year-old son recommended a book he’d just finished reading. It was called Northern Lights. I loved it. My whole family loved it, and the two further volumes of the trilogy that followed. One of the first things my younger daughter – then eight – saw on the stage was the National Theatre’s production of His Dark Materials. She was spellbound. She’s loved live theatre ever since.
“It’s been wonderful to work with an author my family has enjoyed so much. Indeed, my older daughter commented, “Wow, Dad! Isn’t that one of the coolest jobs you’ve ever done?”
‘La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One’ will be in bookshops on Thursday 19th October 2017, published by Penguin Random House and David Fickling. Expect midnight queues outside the bookshops -we might see you there!