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The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

(1996)
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A Matter of Life or Death

It's 1849, and twelve-year-old, Lucas Whitaker is all alone after his whole family dies of a disease called consumption which has swept through the community. Lucas is grief-stricken and filled with guilt. He might have saved his mother, who was the last to die, if only he had listened to news of a strange cure for this deadly disease.

Unable to manage the family farm by himself, Lucas finds work as an apprentice to Doc Beecher, doctor, dentist, barber and undertaker. Doc amputates a leg as easily as he pulls a tooth, yet when it comes to consumption, he remains powerless, unwilling to try the cure he calls nonsense. Lucas can't accept Doc's disbelief, and he joins others in the dark ritual they believe is their only hope. The startling results teach Lucas a great deal about fear, desperation, and the scientific reasoning that offers hope for a true cure.

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June 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 1-4352-0713-0 / 978-1-4352-0713-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Paw Prints 2007-06-28
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February 2007 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Apprenticeship Of Lucas Whitaker (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 1-4177-7270-0 / 978-1-4177-7270-4 (USA edition)
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June 1998 : USA Turtleback
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 0-606-13078-0 / 978-0-606-13078-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Demco Media
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February 1998 : USA Library Binding

Title: Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 0-613-81049-X / 978-0-613-81049-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tandem Library
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September 1996 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-374-34669-0 / 978-0-374-34669-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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Paperback Editions

February 2007 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-374-40014-8 / 978-0-374-40014-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Square Fish
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April 2001 : UK Paperback
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Title: Lucas Whitaker (Flyways)
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-86315-340-2 / 978-0-86315-340-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Floris Books
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February 1998 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia C DeFelice
ISBN: 0-380-72920-2 / 978-0-380-72920-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperTrophy
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November 2009 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Recorded Books
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November 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Recorded Books
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1997 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: The apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
ISBN: 0-7887-0885-6 / 978-0-7887-0885-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Record Books
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February 2007 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker
Author(s): Cynthia DeFelice
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
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