Winner of the Children's Books Ireland Book of the Year Award 2002
Jack is on the run. Alone in the world, with nowhere to turn, he finds a strange object floating in the Thames.The discovery changes his life in ways he could never have imagined. But at the end of the day, what exactly is inside the alchemist's peculiar container, and who will be able to put a value on it?
Original hardback jacket
'I couldn't put the book down' - The Irish Post
'While magic is at its core, The Alchemist’s Apprentice is a book with far more depth and resonance than many of the currently trendy books about magicians’ apprentices and trainee wizards' - Inis
'a beautifully paced and atmospheric narrative' - Books for Keeps