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The Apothecary by Maile Meloy
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Feb 16, 2012

really liked it
bookshelves: childrens, young-adult
Read in February, 2012

Set in the early 1950s during McCartheism, Janie's family moves from California to London to avoid being blacklisted. In London she meets the Apothecary and his son. A chance encounter puts the two young people on an amazing adventure to save the world. The illustrations are a nice addition. The magic is fun and puts the characters in some uncomfortable positions.
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