Updated: Sep 21, 2022
The Rat-Catcher's Apprentice
by Maggie Jankuloska
Published by Midnight Sun Publishing
And what a wonderful tale this is. There were aspects of it I felt echoed my own novel #acardboardpalace - a child in poverty, at the mercy of an adult boss, wanting for something more, set in France... I love that it portrayed violent acts like whippings, and didn't shy away from speaking of witch hunts, nor the disposal of bodies (plague victims.) In context, and done with a light touch, what better way to educate our kids about the historical practices of a bygone era? Kids can handle it. If they're like I was as a kid, they'll be fascinated by it.
📘Finally...how about that cover?! Just gorgeous! 😍 Congratulations Maggie!