The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker by Cynthia DeFelice audiobook

The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

By Cynthia DeFelice
Read by John McDonough

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664435483

  • ISBN: 9781664543317

Runtime: 4.34 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Life is hard for 12-year-old Lucas. First Uncle Asa dies of consumption, then Lizy and Pa. Now Mama is sick. And Lucas is the only one left to take care of her and their Connecticut farm. By the time his neighbor tells him of a strange, new cure, it is too late-Mama has just died. Reeling with sorrow, Lucas wanders until he sees a "help wanted" sign for a doctor's apprentice. He feels better while he is helping to pull teeth, visit the sick, and bury the dead. When he discovers townspeople are dying of consumption here, too, he wants to help them. Should he try the macabre cure? Novelist for young readers, Cynthia DeFelice bases her gripping tale on actual practices of the mid-1800s to cure victims of the disease we now call tuberculosis. Narrator John McDonough will hold listeners spellbound as Lucas heroically attacks a mystery that even the adults can't solve.

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Author Bio: Cynthia DeFelice

Author Bio: Cynthia DeFelice

Cynthia DeFelice is the author of many bestselling books for young readers, including The Ghost of Fossil Glen, Wild Life, Signal, The Missing Manatee, and Weasel. Her books have been nominated for an Edgar Allen Poe Award and listed as American Library Association Notable Children’s Books and Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year, among numerous other honors. She lives in upstate New York.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 4.34
Audience: Children (8–12)
Language: English