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The midwife's apprentice

Author: Karen Cushman
Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. This novel is about a strong young woman in medieval England who finds her own way home. This is a world, like Chaucer's, that's - dangerous, primitive and raucous. From the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Juvenile fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Cushman
ISBN: 0395692296 9780395692295 9780064406307 006440630X
OCLC Number: 30625374
Awards: American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996
Newbery Medal, 1996.
Target Audience: Middle school.
Description: 122 pages ; 19 cm
Responsibility: by Karen Cushman.
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In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world. This novel is about a strong young woman in medieval England who finds her own way home. This is a world, like Chaucer's, that's - dangerous, primitive and raucous. From the first page you're caught by the spirit of the homeless, nameless waif, somewhere around 12 years old. She gets the village midwife to take her in, befriends a cat, names herself Alyce, and learns something about delivering babies. When she fails, she runs away, but she picks herself up again and returns to work and independence.

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