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Doctor Illuminatus

The Alchemist's Son Part I
By Martin Booth (Trade Paperback, 2006)
When a family moves to an old English country estate, Sebastian, the son of an alchemist, is accidentally awakened from a centuries-long sleep. The evil enemy of Sebastian's father has also been awakened and continues to pursue his sinister plan.
  • Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $6.99 US/$9.99 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780316012850

    • On Sale Date: 04/12/2006

    • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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When a family moves to an old English country estate, Sebastian, the son of an alchemist, is accidentally awakened from a centuries-long sleep. The evil enemy of Sebastian's father has also been awakened and continues to pursue his sinister plan.

A well-known writer of fiction and non-fiction in England, Martin Booth wrote several books for young people including Panther, P.O.W. and War Dog. His adult novel, The Industry of Souls, was short-listed for the Booker Prize. He passed away in February 2004.
  • Praise for Doctor Illuminatus:

    "The wild magic, the clearly drawn battle lines, and the pair of unflappable contemporary siblings will beckon many readers back for more."--Booklist

    "With rich language and vocabulary, Doctor Illuminatus challenges and entrances readers, leading them through the battle for power to a spine-tingling ending and eagerly awaiting the next installment."--Michigan Reading Journal

    "Young fans of Eoin Colfer and J.K. Rowling will find much to like here."--Bookpage

    "Plenty of action, and also some scary gore that will appeal to middle school readers... [an] exotic adventure"--Kliatt

    "This suspense novel is sure to please fans of J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' series... who are looking for an engaging story utilizing a more sophisticated writing style."--School Library Journal

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Doctor Illuminatus
  • Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Price: $6.99 US/$9.99 CAN
  • Pages: 192
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 7-5/8"
  • Audio Run Time: 0
  • ISBN-13: 9780316012850
  • On Sale Date: 04/12/2006
Doctor Illuminatus