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The Sorcerer's Apprentice

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  689 ratings  ·  30 reviews
Apprenticed to a sorcerer, Mickey Mouse tries to save himself work by making some magic.
Hardcover, 46 pages
Published May 12th 1974 by Random House Books for Young Readers (first published 1974)
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Jan 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I'm Disney trash, so, yes, I will be reading a bunch of Disney picture books. Why? Because I can. :)) ...more
Margaret McGrath
My kids really liked this book, it's definitely a old classic I remember it from my childhood ...more
Jul 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
A good first primer to the art of demonology.

In the words of Jedediah Orne of Salem: "doe not call up Any that you can not put downe; by the Which I meane, Any that can in Turne call up Somewhat against you, whereby your Powerfullest Devices may not be of use."
Steff Fox
Apr 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I feel like, as a kid I had this really strong love for The Sorcerer's Apprentice, but looking back now I can't really understand exactly why this was the case. I don't have any strong memories of loving the movie Fantasia. In fact, I can only recall one time in my life that I actually read it vs the countless times I watched other films. I didn't actually own this book as a kid, so I'd never read the story. And yet, for some reason, my adult mind has some immense emotion
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Feb 23, 2019 rated it liked it
While the sorcerer is away, Mickey attempts to use magic to do his chores.

This is the picture book adaption of "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" segment from the Walt Disney film "Fantasia." It was a childhood favorite of mine and still holds up to an adult rereading.

As the apprentice to a great sorcerer Mickey Mouse finds himself doing grunt work rather than practicing magic. As the old story goes, when the cat's away, the mice will play, and when the sorcerer steps out, Mickey seizes the opportunity
Mark Smiley
Feb 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Just prior to reading this with my grandson, we watched the clip from Fantasia of the same name. Then we read the book and watched the clip from the live action movie. So we got a triple dose of the story. My grandson liked it and used his magic wand to cast spells on our mop to make it clean and pour water into a big box. Good times.
Melinda Christensen
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: children-s-lit, magic
Oh, Mickey Mouse, what would we do without you? You are so awesome, you are so smart, you work so hard; but you think of things that get yourself into trouble! We all adore Mickey!
Wyatt Trunk
Aug 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent moral.
Kelly Woznik
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
What a classic story
Amy Humphries
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
PICTURE BOOK - This exciting classic engages with magic and a valuable life lesson.
Dec 01, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: disney
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is a book teaches children about the value of hard work and how taking the easy way out can cause unforeseen problems. This book uses one of the most famous characters in children’s media to convey this message, Mickey Mouse. Because the character is very familiar to most children, students would be more likely to grab this book and start reading. This book reminded me of the book Strega Nona. That book has the same story line as The Sorcerer’s Apprentice but instead of ...more
Dharia Scarab
Dec 09, 2014 rated it liked it

My love of reading started when i was young, and it gives me immense pleasure to provide books to Spread the Word Nevada, an organization that passes them on to children in the community. They are a terrific organization supporting an important cause. If your local I encourage you to check them out. For those living further a field, look in your own community, their may already be a similar program in place. And if not, you can always help start one.

Myself, I go ou
Shannon Brasher
Nov 23, 2015 rated it it was ok
The Sorcerer's Apprentice is the novelization of the Sorcerer's Apprentice segment of Disney's Fantasia. I would not use this book necessarily for a read aloud. While it does impart the value of hard work and consequences for shortcuts, I think there is better literature to use in the classroom. I would have this book in my classroom library, however as it is a fun story and Mickey Mouse is a very recognizable character. ...more
Apr 02, 2010 rated it really liked it
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Laura Elizabeth
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 3-stars
My parents are divorced, and as a child we’d spend a lot of time at my grandparents. They were and are big readers, who encouraged us to do the same. This was one of the many books they had for us as kids, and I won’t tell you it’s a favorite, but its memorable after nearly 20 years. Worth reading to your kids!
As a child I was taken to see Fantasia at the cinema.... I hated it with a passion. There wa so little in for a young child to enjoy.

However, the one part of the film that I simply adored was the Sorcerers Apprentice... so I jumped at the chance to read the story to my girls.

They loved it too.
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kid-s-books
Great illustrations and a fun adaptation of the standout segment from Fantasia.

We talk Fantasia and more in this special episode of the All the Books Show:
Angela Barakat
I read this with both my children.
Sep 21, 2015 rated it it was amazing
One my favourite stories growing up, which I enjoyed just as much the 2nd time round with my own loved ones.
Najat chafaa
Jul 16, 2009 added it
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Holly Letson
This has always been my favorite segment of the *Fantasia* film, so I really enjoyed this book as well.
I always loved but was at the same time quite terrified by this cartoon :D I'd totally forgotten I owned it in book form! ...more
Stephanie - Books Less Travelled
A great childhood read
Kenneth Flores
May 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of the BEST books EVER! It's as intersting as the segment from "Fantasia"! ...more
Quinn Shipton
Jul 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: childrens
Fabulous story! Super fun to read aloud! :)
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