The Firework-Maker's Daughter
Phillip Pullman, David Bruce and Glyn Maxwell
A thousand miles ago, in a country east of the jungle and south of the mountains, there lived a Firework-Maker called Lalchand and his daughter Lila.
Lila wanted to be a Firework-Maker but her father tells her it’s no job for a girl and he will never tell her how.
<i>‘… firework-making’s, Not a career I had in mind, For my beauteous daughter’</i>