The Apothecary

The Apothecary

eBook - 2011
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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.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group US, 2011
ISBN: 9781101534441
1101534443
9781101535745
1101535741
0605721084
9780605721081
0142422061
9780142422069
Characteristics: text file
1 online resource (384 pages)
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violet_sparrow_
Jul 04, 2016

I cannot praise the book enough. The perfect depiction of a teenager's thought process was evident in Meloy's writing as Janie. I felt this rapid beating inside me every page I turned. I mourned with the characters, laughed with the characters, and endured through the struggles alongside my newfound friends. Every moment was boldly accentuated with Maile Meloy's brilliant plot twists and unique sequence no one would expect. As with the great feel I have for Harry Potter, the book highlights whim and fantasy, but also presents the story more elegantly and maturely. I was hooked, reading it for a few hours before bed then waking up and heading straight to the book without breakfast. Best 6hrs of my life! I highly recommend.

vpl_childrens Dec 15, 2015

An American girl, an alchemist in training, and a street-wise thief get involved with kidnapping, murder and a plot to detonate a nuclear bomb. This is a great adventure novel.

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rebanne
Sep 13, 2014

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mystery, a bit of magic, romance, humour, suspense....
I also love how all the cold war stuff is incorporated.
If you like reading, than just read it, okay?

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