The Magician's Apprentice

By Banks, Kate

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ISBN
978-0-37434-471-1 978-0-37434-471-8
Publisher
Farrar/Frances Foster


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on August 1, 2012  |  Fiction

Gr 5-8–When a stranger appears in their small dusty village where every day is a carbon copy of the one before, Baz feels it is his destiny to follow him, just as his brothers did years ago. After traveling with the stranger for many days, they reach the village of Kallah, and Baz begins an apprenticeship as a weaver. Eager to embrace his new calling, he is dismaye...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2012

When a stranger appears in young Baz’s village, the boy is eager to follow in his brothers’ footsteps by leaving with the man in order to learn a trade. He finds himself apprenticed to a weaver whose cruel treatment causes Baz to question his fate. When the weaver trades Baz to a traveling magician named Tadis, the boy’s education begins in earnest. There is no formal instruction; instead, Tadis expects Baz to learn through observation and cogitation. This c...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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