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The Midwife's Apprentice

Cushman, Karen (Book - 1995 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Midwife's Apprentice


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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.
Authors: Cushman, Karen
Title: The midwife's apprentice
Publisher: New York :, Clarion Books,, c1995
Characteristics: 122 p. ;,19 cm
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Statement of Responsibility: by Karen Cushman
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
Newbery Medal, 1996", "
American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996"]
ISBN: 0395692296
9780395692295
Branch Call Number: y CUSHMAN
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Report This Jul 28, 2010
  • samdog123 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very well written piece of juvenile historical fiction. Alyce, who doesn't know where she came from, is taken in by a village midwife. She becomes her appretice, until she makes a big mistake. Alyce learns that she must have confidence in herself and her abilities. A short book that's well worth a read for the historical details of medieval life and the lessons that we all ought to learn while growing up.

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Report This Jun 15, 2012
  • blue_monkey_2559 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

blue_monkey_2559 thinks this title is suitable for 9 years and over

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