The Midwife's Apprentice

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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.

This ebook includes a sample chapter of WILL SPARROW'S ROAD.

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About the author

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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Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Published on
Mar 27, 1995
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Pages
128
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ISBN
9780547350004
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Language
English
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Genres
Young Adult Fiction / Careers, Occupations, Internships
Young Adult Fiction / Family / Orphans & Foster Homes
Young Adult Fiction / Girls & Women
Young Adult Fiction / Historical / Medieval
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Homelessness & Poverty
Young Adult Fiction / Social Themes / Self-Esteem & Self-Reliance
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