Dependable, Young Adult, Shepherd, Coming of age, omens, signs
Santiago is a simple shepherd, though he was trained for ministry. Two years after buying his flock, his own personal legend is pulling at him. He sets off with two seer stones and the wisdom and blessing of an old king called Melchizedek. Throughout his journey he meets people, difficulties, and challenges that he must overcome. He has to be reminded what his personal legend is and to not give up on it or himself. In the end, he finds the treasure that he has been searching and dreaming about all along.
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
"The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel,"
Children's Book and Media Review: Vol. 39:
1, Article 83.
Available at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr/vol39/iss1/83