His Dark Materials
by Philip Pullman (trilogy: The Golden Compass, The Subtle Knife, The Amber Spyglass)
This theatrical production of this marvelous three-part fantasy has won awards and has many fans. This is a masterpiece suitable for most children aged 10+, as well as adults with imaginations, and it will carry you away to other times and lands, where magic, theology and physics intersect. The cast includes the author, Philip Pullman, and the drama that unfolds is intriguing, complex, suspenseful and utterly engrossing (drivers beware!).