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A special middle grade debut of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of books like Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary.

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 archrival, 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....

©2017 James Nicol (P)2017 Scholastic Inc.

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Enchanting Read

If you could sum up The Apprentice Witch in three words, what would they be?

Enchanting, Bewitching, Heartfelt

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Definitely a hard to put down book. I must say the narrator is stupendous. Best reading I have ever heard. You couldn't have picked a better narrator. Kudos to Elizabeth Knowelden.

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I absolutely loved this book and didn't want it to end. Thank heavens I read the author is working on a book 2. James Nicol's world was totally enchanting and drew me in. Fantastic writing. Although labelled as a middle grade book, its appeal certainly transcends to a wider audience. In fact I liked this book so much I purchased the book from Audible as well and I must say the narrator they picked to read it was absolutely stupendous. They couldn't have made a better choice. I played the Audible book while I followed along on my ebook. Great character development and a fantastic tale. I highly recommend this book. Definitely will be reading book 2 when it is available.

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Cute and fun, an easy, enjoyable read

This book was so cute I didn't want to quit listening. The characters were well thought out and the story was well done. Loved the narration, all around great book!

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fantastic YA book

I enjoyed this story. my daughter did as well.
as adults, it can be hard to remember how overly difficult we made things when we were younger.
this book was a good reminder. I look forward to learning more about the world.

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Entertaining!

Very good narration in a beautiful British accent! The story is somewhat predictable but fun nevertheless and I personally enjoyed listening!

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Cute

Great literature? No. A pleasant, diverting read? yes. This is a good book to listen to with your daughter, or if you have a childlike disposition and an affinity for witches, by your adult self too.

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Awesome!

Great book for the young and old. Ms. Elizabeth is one of the best narrators I’ve ever listened to.

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fun book

This was a very entertaining book. I enjoyed the characters. I hope there will be more to come!

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Great story! Can't wait for the next book!

This was such a great story. I can hardly wait for the next book in 2018!

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Enjoyed the story :)

The story was very sweet and easy on the ears. A good story for teens. It was an easy 2 day listen or one day if you binge.

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great book, and wonderful performance!

I loved this book. great for teens or adults. we listened to it all day

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