The Alchemist’s Portrait

The Alchemist’s Portrait
Age Group: 8-12
Series: Chapter Books
Publisher: Tradewind Books
Publication Year: January 2003
ISBN: 1896580297
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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.


Finalist for the Golden Eagle Award (Alberta Children’s Choice) 2004


“Well written and fast-paced, this fantasy will keep the reader spellbound.” The Bookmark

“This is a good acquistion for any library or private collection and might well augment a classroom reading program.” Resource Links

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