The Apprentices

By Maile Meloy; Ian Schoenherr (Illustrator)
(Putnam Publishing Group, Hardcover, 9780399162459, 407pp.)

Publication Date: June 4, 2013

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Description
It's 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power. On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the wounded in a jungle war, and experimenting with a magical new formula that will let him communicate with Janie across the globe.
But Janie has her own experiment underway, and it's attracting interest from sinister forces. Benjamin calls on their friend Pip for help, and they have to race to find one another, and to unravel the mystery of their powerful new enemies.
A magical new adventure, following Maile Meloy's critically acclaimed novel "The Apothecary," with captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr.



About the Author
Maile Meloy is the author of the story collections Half in Love and Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It, one of the New York Times 10 Best Books of 2009, and the novels Liars and Saints, shortlisted for the 2005 Orange Prize, and A Family Daughter. Meloy s stories have been published in The New Yorker, and she has received The Paris Review s Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the PEN/Malamud Award, the Rosenthal Foundation Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. In 2007, she was chosen as one of Granta s Best American Novelists under 35. She lives in California.

Ian Schoenherr grew up near Locktown, New Jersey. He has written and illustrated three books--"Read It, Don't Eat It!"; "Cat & Mouse"; and "Pip & Squeak"--and illustrated numerous books by other authors, including "Little Raccoon's Big Question", by Miriam Schlein. The artist lives in Woodside, New York.
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