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The Apprentice Witch

By James Nicol   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338118582 Hardcover
336 Pages | 5.81" x 8.54" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338118636 Ebook
304 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

An enchanting middle-grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches!

Will Arianwyn ever become a real witch?

Arianwyn has flunked her witch's assessment: She knows she's doomed. Declared an apprentice and sent to the town of Lull in disgrace, Arianwyn may never become a real witch like everyone else — much to the glee of her arch-rival, Gimma.

But the remote Lull is not as boring as it seems. Strange things are being sighted in the woods, and a dangerous infestation of hex creeps throughout the town. Then the worst thing Arianwyn can imagine arrives in Lull: Gimma turns up on vacation determined to make her life miserable.

Despite being a little over her head, Arianwyn starts to get the hang of being a witch, even if she's only an apprentice. But there's one thing she's wrong about: The worst is still to come. For a mysterious darkness has begun to haunt her spells, and there may be much more at stake than just her pride...

Raves & reviews:

Advance Praise for The Apprentice Witch:

“The Apprentice Witch will at once open a new and imaginative world and feel like the book you have loved forever.”

“Nicol's debut offers a fresh take on the genre. . . . Infused with mystery, adventure, and bundles of charm.” -The Bookseller (UK)

“It delivers mystery and action in a whirlwind of cinematic, magical adventure which is all fuelled by adrenaline, friendship, and bravery. Finally, it all climaxes in a brilliant and vivid ending.” - Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books (UK)

“The plot moves along at a steady pace that gives the reader just enough time to enjoy the magical details that debut author, James Nicol, has seamlessly woven into the story . . . [and] quickens dramatically as we reach the cinematic climax when the book becomes impossible to put down.” - The Bookbag (UK)