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The Resource The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman

The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman

Label
The midwife's apprentice
Title
The midwife's apprentice
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Cushman
Title variation
midwifes apprentice
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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. Like Cushman's 1995 Newbery Honor Book, Catherine, Called Birdy, 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.' --ALA Booklist (starred review). . . .A fascinating view of a far distant time.'
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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Newbery Medal, 1996.
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Senior, 1998.
  • Parents' Choice Award for Story Books, 1995.
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1996
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1995
  • YALSA 100 Best Books, 1950-2000
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1996
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1995.
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Cataloging source
TVT
Index
no index present
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1150
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
juvenile
Label
The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
342375
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st HarperTrophy ed.
Extent
122 p.
Isbn
9780064406307
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
94013792
Other control number
9780064406307
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm35621662
Label
The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman
Publication
Control code
342375
Dimensions
19 cm.
Edition
1st HarperTrophy ed.
Extent
122 p.
Isbn
9780064406307
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
94013792
Other control number
9780064406307
System control number
(OCoLC)ocm35621662

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