Long before Mickey Mouse starred in Fantasia's most memorable segment, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" was the name for a type of story in which a young person rebels against, or complies with, a wizard who holds the keys to magical powers. Collecting 56 such tales from around the world, this anthology includes Ovid, Goethe, Sir Walter Scott, the Brothers Grimm, Edith Nesbit, Hermann Hesse, and Robert Southey. In an extensive introduction, Jack Zipes discusses the significance and meaning of the apprentice stories, while Natalie Frank bring the narratives to life with 20 illustrations.
The Sorcerer's Apprentice
Author: Jack Zipes, ed.