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Cushman, Karen

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Works: 53 works in 431 publications in 15 languages and 33,407 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Young adult works 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.C962, FIC
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The midwife's apprentice by Karen Cushman( Book )
66 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 5,456 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: From the author of "Catherine, Called Birdy" comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The 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 sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat-who renames herself Alyce-gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman( Book )
76 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,871 libraries worldwide
Publishers Weekly: "You can run, but you can't hide'' is the rather belated conclusion reached by Catherine, called "Birdy'' for her caged pets, in this fictive diary of a medieval young woman's coming-of-age and struggle for self-determination. Escaping regularly into a fantasy life of daring escapades and righteous battles, Birdy manages to postpone the inevitable sale of herself as a wife to a very unwelcome suitor. Just as she resigns herself to her fate with the comforting knowledge that "I am who I am wherever I am," word comes that she will not have to marry the oaf after all. Birdy's journal, begun as an assignment, first wells up in the reluctant and aggressive prose of hated homework, and then eases into the lighthearted flow of descriptive adventures and true confessions; the narrative device reveals Birdy's passage from rebellious child to responsible adult. Despite the too-convenient ending, this first novel introduces an admirable heroine and pungently evokes a largely unfamiliar setting
The loud silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman( Book )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,341 libraries worldwide
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles, where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( Book )
35 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,906 libraries worldwide
In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman( Book )
28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,364 libraries worldwide
Matilda feels as if her life has ended when she arrives in dark and dirty Blood and Bone Alley - How can a girl who can read and write Latin, used to prayer and study, work for such a stupid, ungodly person as Red Peg the Bonesetter?
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Book )
30 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,128 libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and to the hazards of a new life. In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn't have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn't believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She's sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin? As the train heads west, all Rodzina has is a small suitcase and her family memories from the past. Will Rodzina ever step off the train to find the family that deep in her heart she's searching for?
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Book )
7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,447 libraries worldwide
In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths--Résumé de l'éditeur
The midwife's apprentice by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
31 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
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
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
33 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off
Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 966 libraries worldwide
In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 923 libraries worldwide
In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Book )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 863 libraries worldwide
In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( file )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 822 libraries worldwide
In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who names herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 592 libraries worldwide
A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery
The loud silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 495 libraries worldwide
In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values
Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 476 libraries worldwide
In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Fourteen-year-old Matilda, an apprentice bonesetter and practitioner of medicine in a village in medieval England, tries to reconcile the various aspects of her life, both spiritual and practical
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 158 libraries worldwide
In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell
La ballata di Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 45 libraries worldwide
Catherine by Karen Cushman( Book )
2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Italian and held by 33 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Cushman, Karan
Karen Cushman American writer
Karen Cushman Amerikaans schrijfster
Karen Cushman amerikansk författare
Karen Cushman amerikansk skribent
Karen Cushman amerykańska pisarka
Kushuman, Karen
Kušman, Kārin
쿠쉬맨, 카렌
쿠시먼, 캐런
クシュマン, カレン
Languages
English (289)
German (26)
Spanish (21)
French (12)
Chinese (9)
Italian (8)
Catalan (7)
Japanese (6)
Danish (4)
Portuguese (4)
Korean (3)
Dutch (3)
Persian (2)
Vietnamese (1)
Swedish (1)
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