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ISBN-10: 1328631125
ISBN-13: 9781328631121
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publish Date: 07/30/2019
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.00" W, 0.40" H

The Midwife’s Apprentice

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Overview

A poor girl in medieval England gains a name, a purpose, and a future in this “delightful” and beloved Newbery Medal-winning book. Now with a new cover! (School Library Journal, starred review)

* “A truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children’s literature.” —School Library Journal, starred review

* “A fascinating view of a far distant time.” —Horn Book, starred review

* “Gripping.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review

A 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 short-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat–who renames herself Alyce–gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something in life for the first time. Introduction by Lois Lowry.

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With simplicity, wit, and humor, Cushman presents another tale of medieval England. Here readers follow the satisfying, literal and figurative journey of a homeless, nameless child called Brat. . . . Earthy humor, the foibles of humans both high and low, and a fascinating mix of superstition and genuinely helpful herbal remedies attached to childbirth make this a truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children's literature.

School Library Journal, Starred

This novel is about a strong, young woman in medieval England who finds her own way home. . . . Kids will be caught up in this short, fast-paced narrative about a hero who discovers that she's not ugly or stupid or alone.

Booklist, ALA, Starred Review

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ISBN-10: 1328631125
ISBN-13: 9781328631121
Publisher: Clarion Books
Publish Date: 07/30/2019
Dimensions: 7.50" L, 5.00" W, 0.40" H
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