When poor orphan boy Oliver becomes a sorcerer’s apprentice, he enters an incredible new world. He learns wonderful magic spells, the secrets of nature, and how to make healing potions and oils from his kindly new master. But one day the sorcerer goes on a journey. Bored with his endless chores, Oliver enchants some brooms to do the work for him. But when the spell gets out of control, how can Oliver stop the magic?
This classic tale about the importance of hard work was the inspiration for Disney’s Fantasia. This beautifully illustrated edition is the creation of renowned artist Gerda Muller.
Gerda Muller was born in 1926 in Naarden, Holland. She attended the Fine Arts School of Amsterdam and Ecole Estienne of Paris. She has illustrated over 120 books for children and her books have been translated into many languages. She is the creator of the Seasons board books, How Does My Garden Grow?, How Does My Fruit Grow?, A Year Around the Great Oak, and A Year in Our New Garden, which was named a USBBY Outstanding International Book 2017.