HarperOne To Publish The Alchemist, Paulo Coelho’s International Bestseller, as a Graphic Novel

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Paulo Coelho’s classic novel of self-discovery transcends the written word in this stunning new graphic novel adaptation. Artist Daniel Sampere’s evocative illustration brings readers alongside Andalusian shepherd Santiago as he journeys from country to country learning the truths of life and experience. The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel is perfect for everyone who has found inspiration in Coelho’s many allegorical novels, such as The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By the River Pedra, and others, and is an ideal introduction for readers new to the magic of Coelho’s powerful vision.

The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel by Paulo Coelho

It was an old dream of mine to have The Alchemist as a graphic novel. This version exceeds my expectations and is a beautiful manifestation of what I originally imagined while crafting this story. - Paulo Coelho

HarperOne announces the December 2010 publication of The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel(Hardcover; $22.99; ISBN 9780062024329). A beautiful interpretation of a beloved classic that continues to inspire readers worldwide, The Alchemist: A Graphic Novel will be available just in time for the 2010 holiday season.

The Alchemist has established itself as a modern classic. An international bestseller, it has been on the New York Times bestseller list for over two years and is regularly cited in interviews as the favorite of celebrities ranging from Russell Crowe to Will Smith to Joe Jonas. Now, for the first time, the phenomenal bestseller has been rendered as a graphic novel that will appeal to the millions of existing fans while also attracting a new generation of readers.

According to author Paulo Coelho, "It was an old dream of mine to have The Alchemist as a graphic novel. This version exceeds my expectations and is a beautiful manifestation of what I originally imagined while crafting this story."

“We’re thrilled to publish this beautiful new edition of The Alchemist,” says Mark Tauber, Publisher of HarperOne. “Graphic novels are an exciting way to reach new readers, and fans of The Alchemist will be drawn back to this innovative interpretation that still manages to remain true to Coelho’s message.”

About the Book
The Alchemist is the magical tale of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure as extravagant as any ever found. From his home in Spain he journeys to the markets of Tangier and across the Egyptian desert to a fateful encounter with the alchemist. The story of the treasures Santiago finds along the way teaches us, as only a few stories have done, about the essential wisdom of listening to our hearts, learning to read the omens strewn along life's path, and above all, following our dreams.

About the Author
Paulo Coelho is an international bestselling author whose books—The Alchemist, The Pilgrimage, The Valkyries, By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept, The Fifth Mountain, and The Witch of Portobello—have sold more than 100 million copies in 140 countries and have been translated into 55 languages. He lives in Brazil.

About HarperOne
HarperOne, a division of HarperCollinsPublishers, strives to be the preeminent publisher of the most important books and authors across the full spectrum of religion, spirituality, and personal growth literature, adding to the wealth of the world’s wisdom by stirring the waters of reflection on the primary questions of life, while respecting all traditions.

About Sea Lion Books
Pascal and David Dabel, the founders of Sea Lion Books, have been in the publishing business for over 10 years, working with HarperCollins, Image Comics, Tor Books, St. Martins Press, Marvel, Random House, Penguin Group, Dynamite Entertainment, and many others. Renowned in the industry for the quality of their books, they have worked with many New York Times bestselling authors such as Laurel K. Hamilton, George R. R. Martin, Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz, Orson Scott Card, and Patty Briggs. For more information about Sea Lion Books, please visit them online at http://www.sealionbooks.com.

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