How to Be Cool

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How to be Cool
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First edition
AuthorPhilip Pullman
CountryUnited Kingdom
LanguageEnglish
PublisherHeinemann
Publication date
1 September 1987
Pages160
ISBN0-434-95781-X

How to be Cool is a 1987 novel written by Philip Pullman and intended for older teen readers. The plot revolves around a young man named Jacob who finds out the truth about the sinister plans of the National Cool Board and hits upon an idea to beat them at their own game.[1]

Television adaptation[edit]

It was adapted for television in the United Kingdom by Granada Television for ITV, and starred Roger Daltrey, Freddie Jones, and Gary Glitter. Four 50-minute episodes aired between 3 – 17 December 1988.[2]

Release details[edit]

  • 1987, UK Heinemann Young Books (ISBN 0-434-95781-X), Pub date 1 September 1987, hardback (First edition)
  • 1987, UK Heinemann Young Books (ISBN 0-434-95782-8), Pub date 1 September 1987, paperback

Cover illustration & lettering: Martina Farrow

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