Maile Meloy

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The Apprentices

book | Fiction | 2013
World English → Putnam (Ed. Jennifer Besser)

The sequel to Maile Meloy's critically-acclaimed novel for children, The Apothecary.

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 unravelling the mystery of what threatens them all.


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The characters become more memorable as the pages fly by.
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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 (starred review)
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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 through teens.
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