The Storyteller's Apprentice
An illuminated novel by Dana Kumerow
with illustrations by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls
Everything has a name. Everything has a story.
In Loden, coming of age means becoming an apprentice. Though all of the villagers expect Arella’s sister to become the storyteller’s apprentice, it is Arella who is chosen.
When Arella is forced to leave her childhood home and face her biggest fears, she follows an unexpected path of adventure, hardship, and enchantment. She learns to appreciate the power in a name and the importance of sharing stories. Along the way, Arella accepts her own talents and learns to see the beauty and the magic around her.
All she had to do was LISTEN.
Dana Kumerow’s stories bring to life art concepted
by Brittany Tate and Jen Walls.
Telling one story begins by listening to another.