The Apprentice Witch


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$7.99  $7.35
Chicken House
Publish Date
5.3 X 1.3 X 7.6 inches | 0.5 pounds

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About the Author

James Nicol has loved books and stories his whole life. As a child he spent hours absorbed in novels, watching epic 1980s cartoons or adventuring in the wood at the bottom of the garden. He lives on the edge of the Cambridgeshire Fens with his partner and a black and white cockapoo called Bonnie. The Apprentice Witch is his children's debut. You can visit him at @jamesenicol.


[The Apprentice Witch] takes readers on a pleasant trip back to a simpler age...Arianwyn is a likeable hero, with well-drawn struggle -- both professional and personal. -- The New York Times Book Review

There is something in the air of its world that causes a reader to breathe deeply and be immersed. Its characters feel known to us, its forests trodden by our feet... One of the delightful aspects of The Apprentice Witch is the effortless and natural feel to the worldbuilding. -- Kenny Brechner for Publishers Weekly Shelftalker

An insecure young witch comes into her own in this pleasantly old-fashioned fantasy debut... This one is as cozy as a teapot and as comfy as old slippers. -- Kirkus Reviews

These believable and engaging characters appreciate each other's talents and collaborate to annihilate their demon foes. Readers who enjoy fantasy and challenging predicaments will appreciate Arianwyn's transformation from a failure to a competent and valued sorcerer. -- School Library Connection

With brisk pacing and sophisticated writing, this book is one of those rare, unputdownable gems. This tale is somewhat remniscient of J.K. Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, and fans of magical fantasy will be enthralled with the details of this fascinating world. -- School Library Journal

Will at once open a new and imaginative world and feel like a book you have loved forever. -- Jennifer Nielsen, New York Times bestselling author of The False Prince

The Apprentice Witch is entirely more charming, adventurous, and full of heart than a book has any right to be. Make no mistake: there's magic afoot. -- Trenton Lee Stewart, New York Times bestselling author of The Secret Keepers and the Mysterious Benedict Society series

A charming tale of magic, bravery, and friendship, reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones. -- The Guardian

Impossible to put down. -- The Bookbag

Infused with mystery, adventure, and bundles of charm. -- The Bookseller

Delivers mystery and action in a whirlwind of cinematic, magical adventure. -- Mr. Ripley's Enchanted Books

A great adventure story, filled with wonderful spells and mysterious creatures. Arianwyn is a fantastic character, unsure of herself but determined to succeed. The atmosphere throughout the book is tense and exciting, right until the dramatic climax. -- Booktrust