The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker

The Apprenticeship of Lucas Whitaker


After 12-year-old Lucas Whitaker loses his whole family to consumption he learns of a bizarre "cure." When he takes a job as apprentice to the town doctor, he learns about the scientific approach to healing, but seeing so many die, he desperately wants to help other families try the cure that might have saved his family.

Author: DeFelice, Cynthia C.

Language: English | Copyright: 1998

Vocabulary Words

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  • plasters
  • barbered
  • clem
  • consumption
  • coo
  • jawbones
  • dosing
  • lad
  • foggiest
  • gadget


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