"Author Simon Rose combines time travel with an exciting twist, and the power of magic. Well written and fast-paced this novel will keep the reader spellbound." -- The Bookmark
"Congratulations on a great read for kids." -- CanLit For Kids Books Ltd.
"Harry Potter fans will find the story a satisfying remedy to their post-Phoenix blues." -- The Calgary Herald
"In this fast paced enactment of the classical theme of good vs. evil, the settings are vivid in detail. The characters are believable and diverse..." -- University of Manitoba CM Magazine
"The Alchemist's Portrait is guaranteed to keep junior readers in suspense. Its fast paced plot will keep them reading to the end..." -- Resource Links
Rose combines time travel with an exciting twist, and the power of magic. Well written and fast-paced, this novel will keep the reader spellbound. -- The Bookmark - The Professional Journal of The British Columbia Teacher-Librarian's Association (BCTLA)
From the Inside Flap
MAGIC, MAYHEM, MURDER!
A school trip to the museum turns out to be more than Matthew bargained for when he meets Peter Glimmer, a 17th-century Dutch boy trapped in his own portrait.
Matthew must travel hundreds of years into the past to save not only Peter, but the entire world, from the villainous Nicolaas van der Leyden.
Will time be on Matthew's side or will the evil alchemist ultimately triumph?
This fantasy novel by Simon Rose will keep you in suspense until the very last page.