The Apprentices by Maile Meloy

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...readers will be glad to reconnect with these well-drawn characters and be grateful that Meloy leaves room for a third installment.
-Publishers Weekly

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Two years have passed since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious apothecary’s defiant son who stole her heart. On the other side of the world, Benjamin and his father are treating the sick and wounded in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam.

But Benjamin has also been experimenting with a magical new formula that allows him to communicate with Janie across the globe. When Benjamin discovers that she's in trouble, he calls on their friend Pip for help. The three friends are thrown into a desperate chase around the world to find one another, while unraveling the mystery of what threatens them all.  

Acclaimed author Maile Meloy seamlessly weaves together magic and adventure in this breathtaking sequel with stunning illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.
 

About Maile Meloy

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Maile Meloy (www.theapothecarybook.com) is the award-winning author of several short story collections for adults: Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Half in Love, as well as the novels for adults: Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. The Apothecary was her first middle-grade novel. 
 
Published June 4, 2013 by Puffin Books. 413 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction
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Publishers Weekly

Excellent
on May 06 2013

...readers will be glad to reconnect with these well-drawn characters and be grateful that Meloy leaves room for a third installment.

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Good
on Apr 10 2013

This sober and well-constructed adventure accurately conveys the geopolitical instability of the era and is leavened with just enough magic, chaste romance and humor to appeal to middle-grade readers...

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