Updated 24 January 2002, 13.04
What do you love about Philip Pullman's books?
Philip Pullman has made history by winning one of the country's top book prizes, and you all seem to loving reading his books.
But what do you like about the stories?
Is it the way he writes?
Or what he writes about?
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I like Pullman because his books are so gripping but Harry Potter is a magical story. I love Harry Potter but I think that all books are great and shouldn't compete.
Sam, 12, Chelmsford
Dark Materials are much better than Harry Potter. A film should be made of them instead because Pullman wouldn't let a huge company mess it up like Warner Bros. did.
James, 11, Dublin
Such an intelligent book deserves such recognition. He's miles better than Harry Potter and I hope he will not subject it to the cheap merchandise market that the Harry Potter film has opened.
Lisa, 15, Birkenhead
Philip Pullman has to be one of the best writers the world has ever known!! I'm so pleased other people are finally seeing the amazing talent he has. Compared to Pullman, Harry Potter is nothing. Pullman's books are far better and more descriptive than Harry Potter, how could you put one of his books down? He's a great man, I hope he continues to write such breathtaking books.
Amy, 14, Derbyshire
I adore his books and I'm glad that he is getting more publicity, he deserves it. His Dark Materials trilogy is excellent and Sally Lockhart Quartet is just as good. I would recommend his books to anyone who loves Harry Potter, even though they are very different. Keep on writing good books Philip Pullman!
Rachel, 14, Glasgow
When I read Philip Pullman's books, despite the fact that they were fantasy, they seemed very real and the characters were deep enough to be real people. They truly are amazing. In a way they are like a more challenging Harry Potter. Philip Pullman and JK Rowling have opened the door to a whole world of amazing children's books.
Sam, 14, Exeter
I have read all of Phillip Pullman's books and I am glad that he is finally get some recognition for all his hard work. After reading the first one, I had to keep asking at the library if they had any information on the next release. I just think they are really good books, and even my Mum agrees.
The books of Philip Pullman have sensational adjectives and wonderful plots.
Shahid Khan, 10, Luton
Philips books inspired me in such a way that I wish I could pursue a career in his field.
Douglas Elder, 16, Aberdeen
I love his books I like the they're set.
Jessica, 11, Birmingham
I really love reading Phillip Pullman books, I just couldn't put it down! My favourite character is Will, he is really brave. I also like Iorek Byinson and the mulefa.
Tom Hounsell, 10, Oxford
I like the way he writes. His stories keep me gripped.
Ben, 12, Repton