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 What sloppy sorcery!     The Sorcerer's Apprentice reviewed by Vicki Stanton from Buzz Words 12 January 2011  'The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a colourful and lively contemporary adaptation of Goethe's famous poem and attests to the enduring popularity of this story. The poem was put to music by Paul Dukas in 1897 and is the basis of Disney's Fantasia. Tom Skinner has brought The Sorcerer's Apprentice into the era of the car while still retaining the magic and wizardry. As in the original tale, everything goes wrong and the sorcerer must fix all on his return. Annie White's illustrations are bright and colourful and full of movement. As with Skinner's text she manages to combine magic and modern. Part of New Frontier's Music Box Series, the book is accompanied by an audio CD read by Antonia Kidman and featuring Dukas' classical composition of The Sorcerer's Apprentice. The Sorcerer's Apprentice could stand as a picture book on its own but is also a perfect way to introduce young children to some of our literary and musical traditions.' 
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