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First novel in the His Dark Materials trilogy, adapted into a live-action film in 2007, and also published as Northern Lights outside of the US. Orphan Lyra and her soul-familiar Pantalaimon end up leaving Oxford on an adventure surrounding the nature of their world, and the ways to other worlds.

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Why do Panserbjørns speak English?

Is there a backstory to explain why the bears speak English? In Golden Compass it doesn't even seem like they have their own native language (I haven't read further). Why would that make sense (in-...
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Is the movie rendition of the Golden Compass significantly different from the book?

I've seen some reviews which claim that all religious related subtext was subdued or removed from the movie. Did this result in a movie which is significantly different from the book?