From its origins in ancient Greece to its more recent incarnation in Disneys Fantasia, The Sorcerers Apprentice has captivated readers imaginations for generations. Now, Mary Jane Begins elegant prose and lavish illustrations give new meaning to the classic tale about a young girl who cant help but wonder why she must spend her days cleaning and sweeping instead of practicFrom its origins in ancient Greece to its more recent incarnation in Disneys Fantasia, The Sorcerers Apprentice has captivated readers imaginations for generations. Now, Mary Jane Begins elegant prose and lavish illustrations give new meaning to the classic tale about a young girl who cant help but wonder why she must spend her days cleaning and sweeping instead of practicing magic. Will she ever learn how to cast a spell? The sorcerer had taught her that there are some things we must do for ourselves. And so the apprentice, taking matters into her own hands, beckons a broom to come to life and do her choresuntil the brooms power is more than the girl can bear. Ultimately, she finds that passion and hard work, tempered by patience and discipline, can help make dreams come true....
|Title||:||The Sorcerer's Apprentice|
|Number of Pages||:||32 Pages|
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The Sorcerer's Apprentice Reviews
I was never entirely sure what precisely the moral of this tale was -- don't be over-confident? be careful with magic? don't start something you can't stop? manual labor is good for you? but it seems even more muddled in this version.I liked the overall style of the illustrations, but not the faces, which were weirdly pink and plastically and seemed to only have one expression each. Why is the girl's mouth open so much of the time?Can take or leave this one.
This is a classic fantasy that has been retold many times and has been made into movies such as The Sorcerer's Apprentice and Fantasia. I really enjoyed this version for children because of the beautiful artwork throughout. Children are always fascinated by magic and when inanimate objects turn to life. This is a wonderful picture book and the pictures are amazing. They really brought the story to life.
A very long time ago there was a sorcerer who speak to clouds, ask the trees to dance and charm the wildest of animals. He could keep evil spirits away and heal the sick. He was a good sorcerer. When a young girl and her mother traveled a very long distance to seek out his help, the sorcerer entertained them with food and music.The sorcerer asked the young girl how he could help her. The young girl asked the sorcerer if she could learn magic. And since the sorcerer needed an apprentice he was happy to oblige and put her to work immediately. She was given chores such as washing the dishes and sweeping the floor. It wasn't long before the young girl grew tired and wanted to know when she would learn magic. The sorcerer just told her in good time. When he left to run an errand the young girl tried some magic of her own. When she commands a broom to bring in water from the well and fill the cauldron, the magic gets a little out of control. The entire cottage begins to fill with water. Will the young girl be able to stop the crazy magic? Will the sorcerer evict her because she didn't listen? You'll have to read this wonderful tale to find out.This beautifully written story is a well known classic. The extravagant old world illustrations will have young readers and parents picking up this tale to read over and over again.
3 1/2 starsThis book is very similar to Disney's Fantasia where Mickey uses magic to make the broom bring in the water. The story is a nice one and the illustrations are very nice. My 4 year old granddaughter and I really enjoyed this book. I only gave it that high of a rating simply because it was too much like the Disney's Sorcerer's Apprentice. (Although truth be known they both probably made their own version of the story from an older original story.) But the meaning of the apprentice is one that all children need to learn in life that everything isn't easy and you need to work for what you want to appreciate it more.
This is a fantastic tale with gorgeous illustrations. Our oldest brought this book home from her elementary school library today and was very excited to read it. The story strongly reminded me of a medieval version of Strega Nona, with a good dose of Walt Disney's Fantasia thrown in too. Overall, it was a very entertaining story and we really enjoyed reading it together.
A re-telling of the story we all know from Fantasia starring Mickey and the walking brooms. Only in this version, the apprentice is a young woman, but she still suffers from Mickey's malaise of doing boring chores. Complete with rather creepy marching brooms, this apprentice learns a valuable lesson about patience.Beautiful illustrations.
I scored this book four stars instead of three because the apprentice is a young woman, and because the illustrations are so lovely, and for the ending. Otherwise, it is very much like every other retelling of the very old Sorcerer's Apprentice story.
Classic story with a new look.
Fantastic illustrations! Very good artwork. Same story portrayed in Disney's Fantasia.