The Alchemist's Portrait

Paperback | May 1, 2003

bySimon Rose

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On a school trip to the museum, Matthew has an eerie meeting with Peter Glimmer, a 17th-century Dutch boy imprisoned in his own portrait. Peter Glimmer entrusts Matthew with recovering from the past the one thing that can save the world. Encountering magic, mayhem and murder, Matthew ends up in a desperate race back through time in order to save the future.

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On a school trip to the museum, Matthew has an eerie meeting with Peter Glimmer, a 17th-century Dutch boy imprisoned in his own portrait. Peter Glimmer entrusts Matthew with recovering from the past the one thing that can save the world. Encountering magic, mayhem and murder, Matthew ends up in a desperate race back through time in ord...

Simon Rose was born in Derbyshire, England. He graduated from university with a degree in history and has lived in Canada since 1990. He is also a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature of West Redding, CT.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:130 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 1 inPublished:May 1, 2003Publisher:Tradewind BooksLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1896580297

ISBN - 13:9781896580296

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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"The Alchemist's Portrait is a delightful and charming read. The reader is not only quickly transported to the quiet echoing hall of the museum, but back in time to the height of the Northern European art scene of the 1600's. I absolutely loved this book! It is a definite contender for one of my favourite reads of 2003 for the 9 - 12 year old set!" Greenwoods' Bookshoppe, Edmonton"The Alchemist's Portrait is guaranteed to keep junior readers in suspense. Its fast paced plot will keep them reading to the end. This is a good acquisition for any library or private collection and might well augment a classroom reading program. Those who study fantasy as a literary genre might well add The Alchemist¹s Portrait to their teaching repertoire."Resource Links "Harry Potter fans will find the story a satisfying remedy to their post-Phoenix blues." The Calgary Herald"In this fast paced enactment of the classical theme of good vs. evil, the settings are vivid in detail. The characters are believable and diverse..."University of Manitoba CM Magazine"Author Simon Rose combines time travel with an exciting twist, and the power of magic. Well written and fast-paced this novel will keep the reader spellbound." The Bookmark"Congratulations on a great read for kids." CanLit For Kids Books Ltd.