The Apothecary by Maile Meloy audiobook

The Apothecary

By Maile Meloy
Read by Cristin Milioti

Listening Library (Audio) 9781611760095
7.58 Hours 1
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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 possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A 2011 Publishers Weekly Best Book: Children's Fiction

Winner of the 2012 Indies Choice Book Award: Middle Reader

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 possession of nuclear weapons. Discovering and testing potions they never believed could exist, Janie and Benjamin embark on a dangerous race to save the apothecary and prevent impending disaster.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[Meloy] brings to her first book for young readers the same emotional resonance that has won acclaim for her adult fiction, grounding her story in the intricacies of family love, friendship, and loyalty blended here with the complicated fluctuations of adolescence.” New York Times Book Review
“Maile Meloy’s sly commingling of the real and the imaginary make this a witty and entertaining Cold War romp—with a touch of age-appropriate romance.” Wall Street Journal
“Smartly written…It’s for curious readers who, like Meloy’s characters, can make room in their imaginations and ‘allow for the possibilities.’” USA Today
“Even those with a vague understanding of the times will be quickly swept up in this thoroughly enjoyable adventure, filled with magic, humor, memorable characters, and just a bit of sweet romance. With evocative, confident prose…adult author Meloy’s first book for young readers is an auspicious one.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Meloy offers a strong narrator in Janie and an intriguing mix of history and mystery.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Maile Meloy

Author Bio: Maile Meloy

Maile Meloy is the author of the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter, the short-story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It (named one of the 10 Best Books of 2009 by the New York Times Book Review), and a bestselling middle-grade trilogy. Her fiction has won the Paris Review‘s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, and the Rosenthal Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, she was shortlisted for the UK’s Orange Prize and has been chosen as one of Granta‘s Best Young American Novelists.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.58
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English