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The Midwife's Apprentice - Karen Cushman
The Midwife's Apprentice
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'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... show more
'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.' -- The Horn Book (starred review)
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780064406307 (006440630X)
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
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YA Fanatic
YA Fanatic rated it
2.0 The Midwife's Apprentice Book Review
The Midwife's Apprentice is a very short and quick read, yet boring and fairly repetitive. I can't say I really enjoyed anything about this Newberry award winning book and I really find it hard to believe this is the best book in 1995. A young girl only remember's ever living on the streets, stee...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
4.0 The Midwife's Apprentice
I liked a lot about this book. The historical details are really fabulous. This is a rare piece of youth historical fiction that doesn’t feel at all anachronistic. The protagonist’s journey feels very authentic. She starts in the dung heap and, while she does come up a bit in the world, her rise...
Lost in a Book
Lost in a Book rated it
1996 Newbery Medal winner. Nice message about the value of perseverance, but awfully lean overall.
xreactivity
xreactivity rated it
2.0 The Midwife's Apprentice
1996 Newbery Medal winner. Nice message about the value of perseverance, but awfully lean overall.
Sash from Sash & Em
Sash from Sash & Em rated it
5.0
Another childhood favorite.
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