Author event with Maile Meloy - Author of The Apothecary

We are beyond thrilled to welcome Maile Meloy for the release of her second book The Apprentices, the follow-up to her award-winning novel The Apothecary! **If Maile is coming to you or your student's school, please order below by Oct. 1st. Please note the name of the school and your student's name in the 'comment' section. If you would like the book personalized, please note that as well. If you have any questions, please email Lauren at events[at]  An extraordinary science experiment. A sinister island. A magical elixir. A daring rescue.

It’s 1954, and Janie Scott is in boarding school in New Hampshire, trying to make a new life. Two years have passed since she last saw the mysterious apothecary—or his defiant son, Benjamin. All she knows is that her friends are out there somewhere, trying to keep the world safe in an age of mounting atomic power.

On the other side of the world, Benjamin is treating the sick and wounded in a jungle war, and experimenting with a magical new formula that will let him communicate with Janie across the globe. But Janie has her own experiment underway, and it’s attracting interest from sinister forces. Benjamin calls on their friend Pip for help, and they have to race to find one another, and to unravel the mystery of their powerful new enemies.

With captivating illustrations by Ian Schoenherr, The Apprentices is a brilliant continuation of The Apothecary, following “the same fun, fast-moving formula as the first book, with charming characters and exciting intrigue mixed with a handful of magic” (Publishers Weekly starred review).

MAILE MELOY is the award-winning author of The Apothecary, her first novel for young readers, as well as the short story collections Both Ways Is the Only Way I Want It and Half in Love, and the novels Liars and Saints and A Family Daughter. You can visit her online at

Event date: 
Thursday, October 3, 2013 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
3900 Hillsboro Pike
37215 Nashville
The Apothecary (The Apothecary Series #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780142422069
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Puffin Books - February 12th, 2013