The Alchemyst

By Michael Scott


"A riveting fantasy. While there is plenty here to send readers rushing to their encyclopedias... those who read the book at face value will simply be caught up in the enthralling story. A fabulous read." ~ School Library Journal

"Scott offers a classic fantasy... that will put readers on the edge of their seats as they rush to the final page.... An exhilarating fantasy."


Fairy tales aren't always bedtime stories in a country's culture, some legends are true. Sophie and Josh are about to find themselves in the greatest legend of all, and this one isn't on the page of a childerns story book


A pair of 15 twins, Sophie and Josh Newman, are living normal lives in San Francisco California. They work for a married couple, Nick and Perry. Josh works at Nick's bookstore and across the street, Sophie works at Perry's tea shop. The book is written to show view points from Sophie and Josh but also describes what's happening to characters that aren't in contact with Sophie and Josh.

Final Reflection

In my opinion I think the author choose to write this book because he wanted to show that alchemy actually did exist and not every historical event had a true beginning. Scott also wanted to show that Nicholas, Pernelle and Dr. John Dee did exist, not the events but they were real people that lived over 700 years ago. Also the lesson that was to be learned was that myths always have a hint of truth. Whether a person can comprehend it or not it is up to them.

Michael Scott

Michael Scott was born in Dublin Ireland 1959. He has published over 100 books so far, he writes fantasy for adults and children. He also writes folk tales and many other genres. Michael has published his books in 37 countries and in 20 languages. Michael is often confused with the U.S.A character Michael Scott from The Office.

Flyer created by: Alayna Scherff

Alayna is an eighth grade student who had to read The Alchemyst for a independent novel. Though she had already had this book on her reading list because one of her friends had recommended it. She loves to read and write so Language Arts is her favorite subject.