The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

Book - 1995
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From the author of Catherine, Called Birdy comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The 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 sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat--who renames herself Alyce--gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book.

Karen Cushman's Newbery Medal-winning classic about a young girl with no family, no home, and no future who becomes the apprentice of a midwife and finally learns to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world."


Baker & Taylor
In a small village in medieval England, a young homeless girl acquires a home and a new career when she becomes the apprentice to a sharp-tempered midwife

Baker
& Taylor

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.
In a small village in medieval England, a young homeless girl acquires a home and a new career when she becomes the apprentice to a sharp-tempered midwife. By the author of Catherine, Called Birdy.

Publisher: New York : Clarion Books, c1995
ISBN: 9780395692295
0395692296
Branch Call Number: J FICTION CUSHMAN
Characteristics: 122 p

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Sophieshuyicheng
Aug 15, 2017

A good book about British life in the 1300s. A girl, first named Beetle and then Alyce, discovers her talent of delivering children after apprenticing to a midwife, Jane. Alyce reveals to herself who she is, and what her purpose of living is. Though matched for more mature and advanced readers, this book still carries a simple message.

samdog123 Jul 28, 2010

A very well written piece of juvenile historical fiction. Alyce, who doesn't know where she came from, is taken in by a village midwife. She becomes her appretice, until she makes a big mistake. Alyce learns that she must have confidence in herself and her abilities. A short book that's well worth a read for the historical details of medieval life and the lessons that we all ought to learn while growing up.

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