Author(s): Philip Pullman
She began with little Crackle-Dragons, six on a string. Then she learned how to make Leaping Monkeys, Golden Sneezes, and Java Lights. Soon she was thinking about more complicated ones . . .
What Lila wants to be more than anything else in the world is a Firework-Maker. But firework-making isn't just about making Crackle-Dragons and Golden Sneezes. There's also a special secret- every Firework-Maker must make a perilous journey to face the terrifying Fire-Fiend! Can Lila make it back safely?