Author(s): Maile Meloy
The enthralling sequel to The Apothecary, Maile Meloy's first book for young readers. Illustrated by Ian Schoenherr Two years have passed since Janie Scott last saw Benjamin Burrows, the mysterious apothecary's son who stole her heart. She's thrown herself into an ambitious chemistry project and, when it vanishes, she suspects the rich and powerful Magnusson of stealing it. And she knows she needs help to fight him. On the other side of the world, Benjamin and the apothecary have been working in the war-torn jungles of Vietnam, using their elixirs to help the sick and wounded. But Benjamin has also been experimenting with a new formula that allows him to see into Janie's world. The friends are thrown into a whirlwind chase around the Pacific Ocean, trying to find each other and the truth behind what threatens them. The Apprentices is a magical blend of fantasy and reality that sparkles with life and adventure-a delightful sequel to the much-loved The Apothecary.
* Will attract wide review coverage in newspapers such as the Australian, Herald Sun, West Australian,Sydney Morning Herald and NZ Herald * Reviews assured in YA magazines such as Magpies and Viewpoint and tween magazines such as Total Girl, DMag and K Zone. * Online review coverage on YA blogs such as We Love YA, Alpha Reader, Mostly Reading YA and Hey!Teenager of the Year * Online interviews on select YA blogs * Teaching notes available at www.textpublishing.com.au/resources * The first novel in this series,The Apothecary, showed trade sales of over 3.5 K in ANZ * The Apothecary had a love-it-or-your-money-back-guarantee and not a single copy was returned * Advertisements in YA / education publications such as Viewpoint, Reading Time and Magpies * Budget available for bookseller catalogues * Social media campaign including competitions * Author has a significant Twitter following at @mailemeloy
'Maile Meloy breaks new ground with The Apothecary, which can only be described as a magical historical, adventure, fantasy, science-fiction novel.' Weekend Press on The Apothecary 'Enchants from the beginning.' Canberra Times on The Apothecary 'This cleverly plotted "le Carre for kids" adventure is driven by a memorable, quick-witted protagonist.' Saturday Age on The Apothecary 'Maile Meloy writes with sensitivity from the mind and heart of a 14-year-old girl. Janie's voice is dry, smart, funny, practical, and good company.' LA Times on The Apothecary
Maile Meloy is the award-winning author of the short story collections Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Half in Love and the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. The Apprentices is her second novel for young readers. The Apothecary was published by Text in 2011.