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The Sorcerer's Apprentice
     

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

by Emily Rodda, Rebecca Macauley (Read by)
 

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When the Teen Power gang is hired to clean up the local magic shop, Tom is the only one who is pleased. The others think the shop is creepy, and that its owner, magician Sid Foy, is weird.

But Tom is looking forward to exploring the magic shop's secrets. He needs something to take his mind off his troubles. Especially his fear of the Gripper – a vicious

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When the Teen Power gang is hired to clean up the local magic shop, Tom is the only one who is pleased. The others think the shop is creepy, and that its owner, magician Sid Foy, is weird.

But Tom is looking forward to exploring the magic shop's secrets. He needs something to take his mind off his troubles. Especially his fear of the Gripper – a vicious mugger prowling the streets of Raven Hill at night.

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School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-Australian author Emily Rodda, well known for her fantasy titles (Deltora Quest, Fairy Realm), gives contemporary mystery a go with the second title (Scholastic) in the Raven Hill Mysteries series. A group of teens in Australia do part-time work after school. While his friends Liz, Sunny, Elmo, Richelle, and Nick alternate in coping with the babysitting gig from hell, Tom takes the job no one else wanted-cleaning out a rundown magic shop for the somewhat creepy magician and ventriloquist Sid Foy. As Tom gets closer to discovering Sid's magic secrets, The Gripper, a nasty mugger who chokes his victims, has been holding the town suspended in fear. The plot is lightweight and quite predictable, but listeners will be swept along by the quick pacing and action. The characters, although thinly drawn, are interesting and believable. Narrator Rebecca Macauley does a fine job with the cast of characters, giving each a distinctive voice and manner of speaking: Tom is very down-to-earth, and Sid and his ventriloquist's dummy, Jacko, are especially engaging. Some unfamiliar Australian vocabulary is easily discerned in context. This mystery will be popular with upper elementary and middle school students.-Charli Osborne, Oxford Public Library, MI Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781489054289
Publisher:
Bolinda Audio
Publication date:
09/01/2015
Series:
Raven Hill Mysteries Series , #2
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 6.75(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
6 - 10 Years

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