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The Midwife's Apprentice
by Karen Cushman


Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780547722177
  • ISBN-10: 0547722176
  • Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
  • Publish Date: June 2012
  • Page Count: 122
  • Reading Level: Ages 10-12
  • Dimensions: 7.6 x 5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.3 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Girls & Women
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Historical - Medieval
Books > Juvenile Fiction > Social Themes - Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance

 
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