Elixir

Paperback | February 28, 2006

byEric Walters

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The latest page-turner from Canada's bestselling children's author.

Twelve-year-old Ruth must spend her summer at the University of Toronto, where her mother is hired to clean the Institute of Biological Research. There, the lonely girl is befriended by Dr. Banting and his assistant Mr. Best, who are in search of a cure for diabetes. But much to Ruth's dismay, the research they are doing involves testing on animals. She's not the only one concerned about the dogs: a group of animal rights protestors become a regular fixture outside the institute.

When the group leader tries to enlist Ruth's support, she is torn between her sympathy for animals and her loyalty to Dr. Banting and Mr. Best.

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The latest page-turner from Canada's bestselling children's author. Twelve-year-old Ruth must spend her summer at the University of Toronto, where her mother is hired to clean the Institute of Biological Research. There, the lonely girl is befriended by Dr. Banting and his assistant Mr. Best, who are in search of a cure for diabetes. B...

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The latest page-turner from Canada’s bestselling children’s authorTwelve-year-old Ruth must spend her summer at the University of Toronto, where her mother is hired to clean the Institute of Biological Research. There, the lonely girl is befriended by Dr. Banting and his assistant Mr. Best, who are in search of a cure for diabetes. Bu...

Award-winning author Eric Walters is one of Canada’s best-known and most prolific writers of fiction for children and young adults. He has published over eighty novels, which have won over one hundred awards, including eleven separate children’s choice awards, and have been translated into over eleven languages around the world. He...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 7 × 4.25 × 0.5 inPublished:February 28, 2006Publisher:PRH Canada Young ReadersLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143016415

ISBN - 13:9780143016410

Appropriate for ages: 9 - 12

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from I loved this! When I was younger, I read this book. It was probably the book that made me love reading. The whole storyline is interesting, but also informative you learn about how things actually happened. The characters were amazing, everything was great. I really recommend this for young kids who want to start reading.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic I devoured this novel in one sitting. I love the way the author writes, I read this book about 3 or 4 times so far. It's very emotional, especially since I know a lot of people who are living with diabetes. I also love how the author made a little piece of history so enjoyable and interesting!
Date published: 2009-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fight diabetes! It is wonderful to find a book that children with Daibetes can relate to ! This historical novel vividly tells about the men who made a life giving discovery! Canadian Author Eric Walters has done it again!
Date published: 2008-01-10