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Cushman, Karen

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Works: 61 works in 511 publications in 15 languages and 32,923 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Historical fiction  Children's audiobooks  Action and adventure fiction  Romance fiction  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.C962, FIC
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The midwife's apprentice by Karen Cushman( Book )
72 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 5,673 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. 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
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman( Book )
82 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 5,041 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 )
11 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,379 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 )
39 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,991 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 )
30 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,297 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
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Book )
31 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,053 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
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Book )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,643 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 )
41 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,301 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 )
44 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,194 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
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Book )
7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,106 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
Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman( Book )
8 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 975 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 )
12 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 879 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
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( file )
15 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and held by 797 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
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 564 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 462 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 )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 455 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 )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 434 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 )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 278 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 46 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
Karen Cushman escritora estadounidense
Kushuman, Karen
Kušman, Kārin
쿠쉬맨, 카렌
쿠시먼, 캐런
クシュマン, カレン
Languages
English (354)
German (26)
Spanish (22)
French (14)
Italian (8)
Catalan (7)
Chinese (4)
Danish (4)
Japanese (4)
Portuguese (4)
Korean (3)
Dutch (3)
Vietnamese (1)
Swedish (1)
Persian (1)
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