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The Apothecary - Maile Meloy, Ian Schoenherr
The Apothecary
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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,... show more
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.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780399256271 (039925627X)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam’s Sons
Pages no: 362
Edition language: English
Series: The Apothecary (#1)
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A Reader's Heart
A Reader's Heart rated it
4.0 Fun and entertaining Middle-grade novel
‘The Apothecary' brings forth the inner child that lives inside every one of us. This book has the power to make your eyes light up with the impossible, even as your mind tries to defy you. There were elements of pure magic and of serious logic, and I don’t think a reader can help, but appreciate th...
Library Lady's Booklikes
Library Lady's Booklikes rated it
5.0 The Apothecary
It made me happy and sad. Beautiful images!
AmyM
AmyM rated it
4.5
So Many Books, So Little Time
So Many Books, So Little Time rated it
4.0
Very entertaining! I liked the idea of magic as a science, and that there are different ways to do magic. It's pretty cool. And Janie was an extremely likable heroine.
BagEndBooks
BagEndBooks rated it
5.0 The Apothecary
This book is amazing. The writing is magical, and the story is wonderful. My only complaint is the cliffhanger ending.
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