The Sorcerer's Apprentice by Nancy Willard

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A retelling of the centuries-old tale follows Sylvia, a spirited girl apprenticed to a sorcerer, as she steals from his castle a powerful potion that she is sure will help her complete a difficult task.
 

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Children's author and poet Nancy Willard was born in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 26, 1936. She attended the University of Michigan, where she received a bachelor's degree in 1958 and a Ph.D in 1963 and Stanford University, where she received her master's degree. In 1982, she received the Newbery Medal for A Visit to William Blake's Inn. She teaches at Vassar College in the English department and currently lives in Poughkeepsie, New York with her husband. Leo and Diane Dillon are an award winning illustrator pair that have collaborated of book projects for more than fifty years, winning two consecutive Caldecott Medals for "Why Mosquitoes Buzz In People's Ears" and "Ashanti To Zulu: African Traditions".?They have also received five "New York Times" Best Illustrated Books Awards, ?five Coretta Scott King Honors and one Coretta Scott King Award?and many other awards and distinctions.?They live and work in Brooklyn, New York. Virginia Hamilton was the first Black to win the Newbery Medal. She has also been awarded the Coretta Scott King Award, the National Book Award, and the Hans Christian Andersen Award. Leo and Diane Dillon have won the Caldecott Medal twice.
 
Published December 1, 1993 by Scholastic. 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In the spirit of Pish, Posh, Said Hieronymus Bosch (1991, ALA Notable), a reworking of a tale popularized, as explained here, by the poet Goethe as well as by Dukas, whose music fueled the Disney version.

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This sophisticated collaboration from the creators of Pish, Posh Said Hieronymus Bosch reinvents a magical tale that is perhaps best known to young readers from Walt Disney's Fantasia.

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