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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Turtleback Books
Publication date August 1, 2004
Binding Prebinding
Book category Juvenile Fiction
ISBN-13 9781417635566
ISBN-10 1417635568
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.50 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.75 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock
Original list price $18.40
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Mindblowing new novel from multi-awardwinning author, Margaret Mahy. Roland has everything a young man could wish for - good looks, enough money, a cool relationship with his mother, ready wit, intelligence, a sexy girlfriend, a perfect school record. So the fact that he committed a petty crime and that, somehow, one of his teachers knows about it is something he can hardly explain to himself, let alone anyone else. The teacher, Mr Hudson, uses this knowledge to blackmail Roland into befriending the school misfit - Jess Ferret. The reason he gives is concern for her wellbeing, but even Roland finds this rather far-fetched. And when Jess doesn't respond to his confident advances, he becomes intrigued with the girl for his own reasons. Roland discovers Jess's dark secret and also finds that he has one of his own...

Editions
Paperback
Book cover for 9780007131358 Book cover for 9780689850547
 
Reprint edition from Simon Pulse (July 27, 2004)
9780689850547 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.50 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.45 lbs | List price $7.99
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
from Harpercollins Pub Ltd (November 4, 2002)
9780007131358 | details & prices | 271 pages | List price $10.40
About: Roland has everything a young man could wish for.
School and Library
With Darren Hopes (other contributor) | from Margaret K McElderry (April 1, 2003)
9780689850530 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.70 lbs | List price $16.95
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Reinforced
from Demco Media (October 30, 2004)
9780606307437 | details & prices | 207 pages | 5.75 × 8.50 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.65 lbs | List price $16.80
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.
Prebinding
Book cover for 9781417635566
 
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from Turtleback Books (August 1, 2004)
9781417635566 | details & prices | 5.50 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | Rec. grade levels 7-9 | 0.75 lbs | List price $18.40
About: Seventeen-year-old Roland discovers that an unpopular girl in his school is studying alchemy and finds that their destiny is linked with that of a power-hungry magician.

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