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The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel

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Andalusian shepherd boy Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasure found within.

Since its first printing The Alchemist has been translated into seventy-one languages and sold forty million copies worldwide, establishing itself as a modern classic that will enchant and inspire readers for generations to come. Beautifully rendered, The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel is a must have for any collector's library.

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"The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel reinterprets Paulo Coelho's international best-seller with dramatic illustrations, offering readers a fresh take on the magical tale of a shepherd's journey." O, the Oprah Magazine

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"This modern classic, a celebrity...translates perfectly to the graphic-novel genre, enlivening the story of Santiago's search for treasure from Spain to Tangier and across the Egyptian desert." USA Today

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"The bright, vivid, sometimes even sexy (is that weird to say?) illustrations bring new life to the classic story and remind us why it's one of the best-selling books of all time." Marieclaire.com

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"A beautifully done story with gorgeous illustrations. What's truly important about the story comes shining through in the dialogue as well as the images; the most important thing is to strive to accomplish your dreams. A beautiful story, well worth the time to read." There's a Book

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"The look is glossy and warm, with handsomely chiseled heroes and buxom women. Coelho himself was the model for the King of Salem, one of the characters who helps guide the shepherd boy." Los Angeles Times

About the Author

Paulo Coelho, born in Rio de Janeiro in 1947, is one of the bestselling and most influential authors in the world. The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, Brida, Veronika Decides to Die, Eleven Minutes, The Zahir, The Witch of Portobello, and The Winner Stands Alone, among others, have sold 115 million copies in more than 160 countries.

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Kaley, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by Kaley)
This is the number one book I recommend to anyone that is lost on the path of finding themselves. Everytime I read this book I gain new insight on myself. This is one of those books that you feel that you have read before as you are reading it. Paulo's story of a boy becoming one with himself and all that exists allows you to see through his eyes and relate the story to your own life. This book changed my entire philosophy on life.
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onebookshy, November 25, 2010 (view all comments by onebookshy)
This was a very interesting tale of a young shepherd boy in search of himself. This was one of the first graphic novels I've read and I must admit I really liked it. I loved comic books as a kid and this is a fantastic way to introduce new or even reluctant readers to the joy of reading, as well as a treat for us "old-timers". Re-publishing classic stories such as this one into a different format will bring many new fans to the table.

While the story was very simple and at times, very predictable, it was enjoyable. The author used a gentle touch to deliver his message and thoughts. I think fans of Paulo Coelho's and those looking for a book that could be shared with family members would find this to be a perfect fit.

I thought this was a quick and easy read with a lovely overall message. I am looking forward to reading the full novel now as well and encourage others to give this book a try for themselves. It would be a meaningful gift, especially during this holiday season.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780062024329
Subtitle:
A Graphic Novel
Author:
Coelho, Paulo
Author:
Kim, Tae-Hyung
Author:
Kim, Tae-Hyung
Publisher:
HarperOne
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Graphic Novels-Literary
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 0.89 in 15.36 oz

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Product details 208 pages HarperOne - English 9780062024329 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel reinterprets Paulo Coelho's international best-seller with dramatic illustrations, offering readers a fresh take on the magical tale of a shepherd's journey."
"Review" by , "This modern classic, a celebrity...translates perfectly to the graphic-novel genre, enlivening the story of Santiago's search for treasure from Spain to Tangier and across the Egyptian desert."
"Review" by , "The bright, vivid, sometimes even sexy (is that weird to say?) illustrations bring new life to the classic story and remind us why it's one of the best-selling books of all time."
"Review" by , "A beautifully done story with gorgeous illustrations. What's truly important about the story comes shining through in the dialogue as well as the images; the most important thing is to strive to accomplish your dreams. A beautiful story, well worth the time to read."
"Review" by , "The look is glossy and warm, with handsomely chiseled heroes and buxom women. Coelho himself was the model for the King of Salem, one of the characters who helps guide the shepherd boy."
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