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Grades 6 - 8Grades 3 - 8X5.179967
It’s 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary—or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power. On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the wounded in a jungle war, and experimenting with a magical new formula that will let him communicate with Janie across the globe.

But Janie has her own experiment underway, and it’s attracting interest from sinister forces. Benjamin calls on their friend Pip for help, and they have to race to find one another, and to unravel the mystery of their powerful new enemies.

A magical new adventure, following Maile Meloy’s critically acclaimed novel The Apothecary, with captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.
Hardcover, 416 pages
Published on June 4, 2013 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0399162453
ISBN-13: 9780399162459
4 Book Reviews
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  • jacobTuesday, February 24, 2015 at 7:47 pm
    what school did Janie scott go to in the book
    • ninacreekside
      ninacreeksideMonday, August 18, 2014 at 2:27 pm
      Janie Scott continues her adventures with Benjamin Burrows when he finds a way to communicate with Janie. Benjamin saves Janie and Janie saves Benjamin right back. Read this book to find out what will happen to Benjamin and Janie next!
      • Acorn 23Friday, February 14, 2014 at 8:46 am
        If you have not read this then you definitely should. I loved this book.
        • flyingpigs
          flyingpigsFriday, June 7, 2013 at 8:53 am
          I want it!