Alchemy and Meggy Swann

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010 - Juvenile Fiction - 167 pages
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Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, satisfying novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn't want her after all. Meggy is appalled by London, dirty and noisy, full of rogues and thieves, and difficult to get around in--not that getting around is ever easy for someone who walks with the help of two sticks. Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation. Earthy and colorful, Elizabethan London has its dark side, but it also has gifts in store for Meggy Swann.
 

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A crippled girl is sent to live with her alchemist father in medieval London. After spending her life as a pariah, branded a witch and blamed for her handicap by superstitious neighbors, she has ... Read full review

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ALCHEMY AND MEGGY SWANN is a poetic masterpiece. Karen Cushman has written an intriguing and historically accurate story about a disabled girl living in Elizabethan London. The daughter of an ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
16
Section 4
24
Section 5
33
Section 6
41
Section 7
46
Section 8
54
Section 11
84
Section 12
103
Section 13
114
Section 14
122
Section 15
132
Section 16
140
Section 17
147
Section 18
153

Section 9
63
Section 10
72
Section 19
169
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Karen Cushman is the acclaimed author of a Newbery Honor book and a Newbery Medal book as well as four other popular historical novels, all published by Clarion Books. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State.Her web site is www.karencushmanbooks.com.

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