The Apprentice of Florence

The Apprentice of Florence is a children's historical novel by Anne Dempster Kyle set in 15th century Italy and Constantinople. It was published in 1933 and was a Newbery Honor recipient in 1934.[1] The book is illustrated by Erick Berry.

The Apprentice of Florence
AuthorAnne Dempster Kyle
IllustratorErick Berry
GenreChildren's historical novel
PublisherHoughton Mifflin Company
Publication date
June 1, 1933
AwardsNewbery Honor (1934)

The novel is set principally in 1453, the year when Constantinople fell to the besieging Turks. It follows the adventures of sixteen-year-old Nemo, apprenticed to a silk merchant of Florence, who accompanies the merchant's son to Constantinople on business.[2]