The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

by By:  Karen Cushman

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A poor girl in medieval England gains a name, a purpose, and a future in this “delightful” and beloved Newbery Medal-winning book. Now with a new cover! (School Library Journal, starred review) 

 

* “A truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children’s literature.” —School Library Journal, starred review 

  

* “A fascinating view of a far distant time.” —Horn Book, starred review 

  

* “Gripping.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review 

  

A girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the short-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat—who renames herself Alyce—gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something in life for the first time. Introduction by Lois Lowry.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328631121

  • ISBN-10: 1328631125

  • Pages: 144

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 07/30/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

Karen Cushman
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Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman's acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Midwife's Apprentice, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State. Visit her online at karencushman.com and on Twitter @cushmanbooks.
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    "With simplicity, wit, and humor, Cushman presents another tale of medieval England. Here readers follow the satisfying, literal and figurative journey of a homeless, nameless child called Brat. . . . Earthy humor, the foibles of humans both high and low, and a fascinating mix of superstition and genuinely helpful herbal remedies attached to childbirth make this a truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children’s literature."

    School Library Journal, Starred

    "This novel is about a strong, young woman in medieval England who finds her own way home. . . . Kids will be caught up in this short, fast-paced narrative about a hero who discovers that she’s not ugly or stupid or alone."

    Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9781328631121

  • ISBN-10: 1328631125

  • Pages: 144

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 07/30/2019

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

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