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The alchemist

Author: Paulo Coelho; Vanessa Hall-Bennett; Alan R Clarke; Moline Public Library (Ill.)
Publisher: Moline, IL : Moline Public Library, 2009.
Series: Novel Conversations
Edition/Format:   Print book : Kit : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fables
Fiction
Translations
Translations into English
Material Type: Fiction, Kit
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Paulo Coelho; Vanessa Hall-Bennett; Alan R Clarke; Moline Public Library (Ill.)
ISBN: 9780061122415 0061122416
OCLC Number: 468788884
Language Note: Translated from the Portuguese.
Notes: Includes an interview with the author.
The alchemist / Paulo Coelho ; translated by Alan R. Clarke. [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, c1998. x, 197 p. : map ; 21 cm.
Description: 10 books, discussion guide ; in plastic container 28 x 51 x 27 cm.
Contents: Contains: multiple copies of the book, a binder with discussion questions for book groups, author biographies, reviews, reading group guidelines, and background geographic information.
Series Title: Novel Conversations
Other Titles: Alquimista.
Responsibility: [compiled by Vanessa Hall-Bennett].

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An Andalusian shepherd boy named Santiago travels from his homeland in Spain to the Egyptian desert in search of a treasure buried in the Pyramids. Along the way he meets a Gypsy woman, a man who calls himself king, and an alchemist, all of whom point Santiago in the direction of his quest. No one knows what the treasure is, or if Santiago will be able to surmount the obstacles along the way. But what starts out as a journey to find worldly goods turns into a discovery of the treasures found within.

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