For as long as the castle had stood, alchemists have struggled to make gold from the simple elements of earth, and had always failed. Then comes the greedy, ambitious Spinifex. who promises the king riches beyond his wildest dreams. For ages 4-7.
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Long ago in a kingdom far away, Spinifix, the king's alchemist, labored in the dank cellar of the castle to find the secret of turning base metals into gold. The king had promised to share the wealth with Spinifix if he could produce gold before the Millenium. As the Millenium approached, Spinifix became obsessed with his quest for gold. Meanwhile, his young apprentice tried to open Spinifix's eyes to the richness of their kingdom--fields of golden flowers, goldfish in the rivers, the burnished orange sun--to no avail. The young apprentice knows that true gold--and the happiness it brings--lies within one's heart. With illustrations lush with the intricate detail that has become his trademark, Colin Thompson's fans will delight in searching out the critters and graphic surprises hidden no the pages of this medieval fantasy tale.From the Back Cover:
"Children will have their eyes fill--and thoughts provoked--on every page of amusing details and visual pranks."--Kirkus Reviews on How to Live ForeverI
"A fantasy of exploration in exquisite, complicated illustration--Look very carefully--great richness here."--The New York Times Book Review on Looking for Atlantis
"The one's a crowd-pleaser." Publishers Weekly on The Tower to the Sun
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