Description According to its publisher, this simple fable is one of the most important books Harper Collins has ever released. Santiago is a shepherd boy who dreams of treasure buried in the Egyptian pyramids. He sets off from his home Spain in search of his destiny and his fortune. Along the way he faces many obstacles, but also receives help from an array of unexpected spiritual messengers, like a well-read Englishman, a camel driver, and an alchemist who eventually helps him to see that real 'treasure lies where your heart belongs'. This enjoyable little book, which has much in common with The Little Prince and Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, uses a wonderful fairy tale to impart lessons about self-empowerment and the importance of following your dreams.