Annotations for Alchemy and Meggy Swann


Baker & Taylor
In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths.

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Baker & Taylor
Sent to live with an alchemist father who doesn't want her, physically challenged Meggy is appalled by the noise, dirt and crime of Elizabethan London and works to establish a life for herself and a pet goose with the aid of a pair of walking sticks. By the Newbery-winning author of The Midwife's Apprentice.

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Houghton
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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