The Magician's Apprentice by Kate Banks & Peter Sís

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Baz has always dreamed about following his two older brothers out of his dusty little town, so when a stranger comes to his family's home and asks him to be a weaver's apprentice, Baz is eager to start his journey. But when he reaches the village of Kallah and starts his apprenticeship, Baz learns that his master is very cruel. And when the master trades Baz to a magician for a sword, Baz expects no better from his new owner. But as Baz travels with this kind-hearted and wise magician, their journey takes him across the desert, up a mountain, and into the depths of life's meaning. He learns to re-examine his beliefs about people, the world, and himself, discovering that the whole world is connected and no person can ever be owned.


About Kate Banks & Peter Sís

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Kate Banks and Boris Kulikov have also collaborated on Max’s Words, a School Library Journal Best Book of the Year, and its sequel, Max’s Dragon, as well as The Eraserheads. Kate Banks lives in the South of France and Boris Kulikov lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Published August 7, 2012 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR). 224 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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The traditional Middle Eastern village in which Baz lives offers no opportunity for advancement.

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