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    The Alchemist (Collins Readers) (Hardback) By (author) Paulo Coelho

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    Description"The Alchemist" is a global phenomenon, selling over 30 million copies worldwide. This new classroom edition makes the magical fable available to students in educational hardback format for the first time. This is the magical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who dreams of travelling the world in search of a worldly treasure as fabulous as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangiers, and from there into the Egyptian desert, where a fateful encounter with the alchemist awaits him.


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    Title
    The Alchemist
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paulo Coelho
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 192 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780007233670
    ISBN 10: 0007233671
    Classifications

    DC22: 428.6
    BIC E4L: LAN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: Y5.1
    BIC subject category V2: YFH, YQCR
    DC22: FIC
    BIC subject category V2: YFC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 12500
    BIC E4L: NF11+
    BIC educational purpose qualifier V2: 4KHN
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    Libri: I-GV
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000, CGN006000
    BIC subject category V2: 4KHN
    Edition
    School edition
    Edition statement
    School edition
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Imprint name
    Collins Educational
    Publication date
    20 April 2006
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paulo Coelho was born in Brazil and has become one of the most widely read authors in the world today. Renowned for his best-loved work The Alchemist, he has sold over 65 million books worldwide and has been translated into 60 languages. The recipient of numerous prestigious awards, he is a storyteller with the power to inspire nations and change people's lives.
    Review quote
    'An exceptional writer.' USA TODAY 'His books have had a life-enhancing impact on millions of people.' THE TIMES 'One of the few to deserve the term Publishing Phenomenon.' INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 'Coelho's writing is beautifully poetic but his message is what counts! he gives me hope and puts a smile on my face.' DAILY EXPRESS 'A sweetly exotic tale for young and old alike.' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY 'This simple, yet eloquent parable celebrates the richness of the human spirit. A young Spanish shepherd seeking his destiny travels to Egypt where he learns many lessons, particularly from a wise old alchemist. The real alchemy here, however, is the transmuting of youthful idealism into mature wisdom. The blending of conventional ideas with an exotic setting makes old truths seem new again. This shepherd takes the advice Hamlet did not heed, learning to trust his heart and commune with it as a treasured friend. Enjoyable and easy to read, this timeless fantasy validates the aspirations and dreams of youth.' SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL 'All the advice you could ever want.' TIME OUT