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ISBN: 006440630X / ISBN-13: 9780064406307

The Midwife's Apprentice

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A homeless waif named Brat roams the villages of 14th-century England, sleeping in dung heaps and begging for scraps. But then Brat meets Jane the ... Show synopsis

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  • The Midwife's Apprentice (HarperTrophy) – Trade paperback (1996)
    by Karen Cushman

    The Midwife's Apprentice

    Trade paperback, HarperTrophy
    1996
    English
    128 pages

    ISBN: 006440630X
    ISBN-13: 9780064406307

    "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. . . . From the first page, (readers) are caught by the spirit of the homeless, nameless waif . . . (who) gets the village midwife to take her in, names herself Alyce, and learns something about delivering babies. When she fails, she runs away, but she picks herself up and returns to work and independece".--ALA Booklist, starred review. 1996 Newbery Medal Winner. School ... Show more

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Overall customer rating: 4.000
jmafairies22

Excellent time piece

by jmafairies22 on Apr 10, 2007

I use it in my classroom. We read this as we study the time period. Excellent for 6 - 8 grade children. It is well written and researched. All students can relate to main character. Some humor and sadness. Excellent overall!

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