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The Apothecary

The Apothecary( )
Author: Meloy, Maile
Illustrator: Schoenherr, Ian
Series title:The Apothecary Ser.
ISBN:978-0-399-25627-1
Publication Date:Oct 2011
Publisher:Penguin Young Readers Group
Imprint:G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $16.99
Book Description:

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...
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Book Details
Pages:368
Detailed Subjects: Juvenile Fiction / Historical / Europe
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6.12 x 8.28 x 1.2 Inches
Book Weight:1.055 Pounds
Author Biography
Meloy, Maile (Author)
Maile Meloy was born in Helena, Montana on January 1, 1972. She received a bachelor's degree from Harvard College and an M.F.A. in fiction from the University of California, Irvine. Her works include Liars and Saints, A Family Daughter, and The Apothecary. She has won numerous awards including The Paris Review's Aga Khan Prize for Fiction for her story, Aqua Boulevard, in 2001; the PEN/Malamud Award for Half in Love in 2003; and the California Book Awards Silver Medal for Fiction for Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It. She has also received the Rosenthal Foundation Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2004. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta's 21 Best Young American Novelists.

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