"Complete with an evil villain, magic and suspense, Rose weaves a tale that will have young readers engaged right up until the very end."
"The Alchemist's Portrait is a delightful and charming read. The reader is not only quickly transported to the quiet echoing hall of the museum, but back in time to the height of the Northern European art scene of the 1600's. I absolutely loved this book! It is a definite contender for one of my favourite reads of 2003 for the 9 - 12 year old set!"