The Apprentice by Pilar Molina Llorente

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In a novel set in Florence during the Renaissance, thirteen-year-old Arduino dreams of becoming a painter and apprentices himself to a cruel master.

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Published August 30, 1994 by Square Fish. 112 pages
Genres: Young Adult, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Originally published in Spain in 1989, a story that begins as an instructive look at apprenticeship in Renaissance Florence (no particular century or historical characters) and ends as a melodrama about a mysterious prisoner in a master painter's attic.

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Set in Renaissance Florence, this import from Spain begins as a gothic. Arduino, a 13-year-old boy from a family of prestigious tailors, convinces his father to apprentice him to a master painter, onl

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