Krabat (Library of Lost Books)

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Preussler's most successful book, 'Krabat' tells the story of a 14-year-old beggar boy who becomes an apprentice to the master of a watermill. Much to his surprise he soon discovers that the mill is actually a school of black magic and he is expected to rather more than a normal miller's trade.

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Otfried Preussler is one of the most popular writers of all time in Germany. He is now well into his 80s and enjoying a happy retirement.

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“One of my favorite books.”  —Neil Gaiman 

“In Preussler’s masterpiece, the terror is real, the love sweet, and the suspense twisted tight.”  —J. Alison James

"Like many of the classic children’s books being reissued by New York Review Books, Krabat & the Sorcerer’s Mill by Otfried Preussler has the potential to appeal to readers of various ages: nostalgia-seekers who enjoyed Anthea Bell’s excellent translation when it was first published in the 1970s, and young aficionados of fantasy fiction who’ll be happy to discover, in teenage hero Krabat, a worthy progenitor to J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and Christopher Paolini’s Eragon....For Krabat, he drew on the folk tales he loved as a child, basing the book on a Wendish legend. But it is Preussler’s own storytelling mastery and gift for atmosphere that render this Bildungsroman-meets-Gothic horror both timeless and splendidly, creepily original." —Emma Garman, Words Without Borders

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