The Sorcerer's Apprentice

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Book - 2005
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From its origins in ancient Greece to its more recent incarnation in Disneys Fantasia, The Sorcerers Apprentice has captivated readers imaginations for generations. Now, Mary Jane Begins elegant prose and lavish illustrations give new meaning to the classic tale about a young girl who cant help but wonder why she must spend her days cleaning and sweeping instead of practicing magic. Will she ever learn how to cast a spell? The sorcerer had taught her that there are some things we must do for ourselves. And so the apprentice, taking matters into her own hands, beckons a broom to come to life and do her choresuntil the brooms power is more than the girl can bear. Ultimately, she finds that passion and hard work, tempered by patience and discipline, can help make dreams come true.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2005.
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780316736114
0316736112
Branch Call Number: j 398.2094 GREECE BEGIN M
Characteristics: 1 volumes (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 25 x 31 cm.
Additional Contributors: Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von 1749-1832.

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KneeDeepInFiction
Jun 20, 2011

Magical artwork and a good lesson combine to teach and entertain.

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KristiBernard
Oct 26, 2013

A very long time ago there was a sorcerer who speak to clouds, ask the trees to dance and charm the wildest of animals. He could keep evil spirits away and heal the sick. He was a good sorcerer. When a young girl and her mother traveled a very long distance to seek out his help, the sorcerer entertained them with food and music.
The sorcerer asked the young girl how he could help her. The young girl asked the sorcerer if she could learn magic. And since the sorcerer needed an apprentice he was happy to oblige and put her to work immediately. She was given chores such as washing the dishes and sweeping the floor.

It wasn't long before the young girl grew tired and wanted to know when she would learn magic. The sorcerer just told her in good time. When he left to run an errand the young girl tried some magic of her own. When she commands a broom to bring in water from the well and fill the cauldron, the magic gets a little out of control. The entire cottage begins to fill with water. Will the young girl be able to stop the crazy magic? Will the sorcerer evict her because she didn't listen? You'll have to read this wonderful tale to find out.

This beautifully written story is a well known classic. The extravagant old world illustrations will have young readers and parents picking up this tale to read over and over again.

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