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Author: Kate Banks Narrator: Charlie Thurston Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2012 ISBN: 9781620640708
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Baz has always dreamed about leaving his dusty little town, so when a stranger comes to his family’s home and asks him to be a weaver’s apprentice, Baz is eager to start his journey. He and the stranger travel for several sunrises and sunsets until they reach the land of Kallah, where Baz starts his apprenticeship—and soon learns that his master is very cruel. Baz is disheartened, and when the master trades Baz to a magician for a sword, Baz expects no better from his new owner. But as Baz travels further into the depths of the desert with this kind-hearted and wise magician, he learns to reexamine his beliefs about people, the world, and himself, discovering that everything is connected in a continuous journey toward destiny and that no person or thing can ever really be owned.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Banks’ allegorical fable stands out in this genre for its understated tone and lack of pretension.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Banks has woven a beautiful, mystical journey that will enable insightful readers to ponder their own callings and place in the world.”

    School Library Journal

  • “Beautiful.”

    Booklist

  • “A moving, thoughtful apprentice tale.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • “Lyrical, imagistic, and thought-provoking.”

    Horn Book

  • “The book contains some very powerful messages.”

    Children’s Literature

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About the Author

Kate Banks is the award-winning author of many books, including This Baby. She lives in the south of France.

About the Narrator

Charlie Thurston is an actor and Earphones Award–winning narrator. He holds an MFA in acting from Brown University / Trinity Rep and has appeared on stages across the country with Trinity Repertory Company, Chautauqua Theater Company, Creede Rep, and at Riverside Theatre and Redmoon Theater, among others. His favorite roles include Edgar in The Completely Fictional—Utterly True—Final Strange Tale of Edgar Allan Poe, Stephen in The Long Christmas Ride Home, Tuzenbach in The Three Sisters, and Tony in You Can’t Take It with You.