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|Material Type:||Fiction, Juvenile audience|
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|Notes:||Translation of Krabat.|
|Description:||250 p. ; 22 cm.|
|Responsibility:||by Otfried Preussler ; translated by Anthea Bell.|
"Set in the 18th century, the story follows the life of Krabat, a 14-year old beggar boy. For three consecutive nights, Krabat is called through a dream to a watermill in a nearby village. Upon heeding the call and arriving at the mill, he begins his apprenticeship as a miller's man. He soon joins the secret brotherhood, composed of journeymen, and discovers that the skill he is meant to learn through this apprenticeship is Black Magic. Other peculiarities of this watermill include the lack of any outside visitors, including farmers who would have brought corn. ... Krabat secretly trains to increase his magical strength so he can fight the master. His quest is aided by a girl from the nearby village. Her task is to distinguish Krabat from the rest of the journeymen, all dressed identically and standing motionless in a lineup. Ultimately, she rescues Krabat from death, and they and the journeymen escape the mill."