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Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman has a lifelong interest in history. She says, "I wanted to know what ordinary life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Research in medieval history and culture led to the writing of her first two novels, the Newbery Honor book Catherine, Called Birdy and the Newbery medal winner The Midwife's Apprentice. Her other books include The Ballad of Lucy Whipple, Alchemy and Meggy Swann, Grayling's Song, Rodzina, and The Loud Silence of Francine Green. She lives on Vashon...See more