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ISBN13: 9780142422069
ISBN10: 0142422061
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It's 1952 and the Scott family has just moved from Los Angeles to London. Here, fourteen-year-old Janie meets a mysterious apothecary and his son, Benjamin Burrows — a fascinating boy who's not afraid to stand up to authority and dreams of becoming a spy. When Benjamin's father is kidnapped, Janie and Benjamin must uncover the secrets of the apothecary's sacred book, the Pharmacopoeia, in order to find him, all while keeping it out of the hands of their enemies — Russian spies in possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

Together with Ian Schoenherr's breathtaking illustrations, this is a truly stunning package from cover to cover. Contains a teaser chapter of the sequel, The Apprentices.

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"[The blend of history, culture, and the anxiety of the time with magical 'science' will keep readers just as spellbound as the characters." Kirkus reviews

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"[Readers] will be quickly swept up in this thoroughly enjoyable adventure, filled with magic, humor, memorable characters, and just a bit of sweet romance." Publishers Weekly, starred review

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"Satisfies on all levels." The New York Times

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"Pitch-perfect." The Los Angeles Times

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"Meloy offers a strong narrator in Janie and an intriguing mix of history and mystery." Booklist

About the Author

Maile Meloy is the author of the story collection Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints, shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize, and A Family Daughter. Meloy’s stories have been published in The New Yorker, and she has received The Paris Review’s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta’s Best American Novelists under 35. She lives in California.

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Leslie Richman, May 26, 2013 (view all comments by Leslie Richman)
A gorgeous book! The Apothecary is billed as young adult fiction, but will satisfy imaginative readers of any age. The story is part snapshot of post-war London, part social commentary, and part modern day fairy tale. Vibrant description, memorable character, and a truly unique plot make The Apothecary a truly satisfying read.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780142422069
Author:
Meloy, Maile
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Illustrator:
Schoenherr, Ian
Subject:
Stories (single author)
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Publication Date:
20130231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.28 x 6.12 x 1.2 in 1.05 lb
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 384 pages Puffin Books - English 9780142422069 Reviews:
"Review" by , "[The blend of history, culture, and the anxiety of the time with magical 'science' will keep readers just as spellbound as the characters."
"Review" by , "[Readers] will be quickly swept up in this thoroughly enjoyable adventure, filled with magic, humor, memorable characters, and just a bit of sweet romance."
"Review" by , "Satisfies on all levels."
"Review" by , "Pitch-perfect."
"Review" by , "Meloy offers a strong narrator in Janie and an intriguing mix of history and mystery."
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