Apprentice Witnesser

MacDibble, Bren


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That’s what my photos are. Little moments. All the good moments, the kind moments, the moments of care and love that, if you add them all together, make a life sweet.Bastienne Scull is a young orphan who lives with the local Witnesser of Miracles, Lodyma Darsey, who investigates ‘miraculous events’ and spins them into stories she tells at the night markets. After Lodyma’s husband and oldest son died of a sickness that continues to sweep the land, she sent her teenage son Osmin into the hills to live with the mountain men. That was ten years ago and Lodyma doesn’t know if he’s alive or dead. And she’s taken Bastienne as an apprentice to fill the void of her lost family. One day, two young boys arrive in town asking Lodyma to go on a mysterious mission to a monastery. And when Lodyma and Bastienne arrive, what they discover will change their lives.A wonderful novel, full of hope, courage, resilience and family.’A classic MacDibble: young Basti is a delight as she searches for her strength and a family in a post-apocalyptic world, leaving us with a glimmer of hope for her future and our own.’ – Wendy Orr

Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
Imprint: Allen & Unwin Children’s Books
Publication date: 30/04/2024

Staff review

The Apprentice Witnesser
by Bren MacDibble
Review by Rebecca

It’s 2070 and the ice caps have melted. Bastienne lives with Lodyma selling peanuts to market-goers and learning the art of witnessing miracles. Men live in the bush away from the sickness that kills them and life in the villages is calm. One day, two boys arrive from the monastery and their lives change forever!