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Main Title: The bookseller's apprentice / Amelia Mellor. Book Cover
Author: Mellor, Amelia,author.
Imprint: South Melbourne, VIC : Affirm Press, 2022.
Collation: 310 pages ; hardback ; 21 cm.
Subject: Cole, E.W. (Edward William), 1832-1918
ARA Historical Novel Prize
Young adults
Australian fiction
Eastern Market
Melbourne [Naarm] (Vic.) (Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung Country)
ISBN: 9781922400871
Twelve-year-old Billy Pyke has a talent for sorting things out, whether it's his chaotic family home or the busy book stall at Paddy's Market. In 1871, the market is the loud, smelly, marvellous heart of Melbourne, and Billy is delighted to work at the book stall there for the eccentric Mr Cole. When his new friend Kezia warns him of a sinister magician called the Obscurosmith, Billy can't believe her stories of magical deals gone horribly wrong -- until he sees them happening. And the night that the Obscurosmith crosses a terrifying and dangerous line, Billy realises something: if he wants the Obscurosmith stopped, he'll have to do it himself.

Prequel to: The Grandest Bookshop in the World.

For ages 6-11 years.

Winner Young Adult ARA Historical Novel prize 2023
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Fiction Main Library 823.4 MEL.AME On Loan