His Dark Materials Book One THE GOLDEN COMPASS
Then staid the fervid wheels, and in his handHe took the golden compasses, preparedIn God's eternal store, to circumscribeThis universe, and all created things:One foot he centred, and the other turnedRound through the vast profundity obscure...
Despite the confusion with the other common meaning of compass (the navigational instrument), The Golden Compass became the title of the American edition of Northern Lights (the book features an "alethiometer", a rare truth-telling device that one might describe as a "golden compass").
There were multiple items and products released by New Line Cinema running up to the release of the film. These products were mostly based off early cuts of the film. These materials included a video game, board game and soundtrack for the film. Toys of the characters and vehicles were also produced along with plushies. Multiple books based off certain scenes from the film, written by Kay Woodward, were publiched by Scholastic for younger children. They included shots of the film, these were:
Soon after, the Gobblers steal Roger. Lyra is desperateto get him back until she meets a beautiful young woman named Mrs.Coulter, who comes to Oxford to meet Lyra and bring her to London. ThoughMrs. Coulter is all charm and grace, her daemon, a nasty littlegolden monkey, reveals that there is something sinister about her. Still,Lyra agrees to go with Mrs. Coulter to London and temporarily forgetsall about Roger. Before Lyra leaves Oxford, the Master pulls heraside and gives her something called an alethiometer, which lookslike a golden compass but has very different markings on the inside. 781b155fdc