The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

Category: Novels
Sub Category: Trade Books
Collection(s): Award Winning Books
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$10.99 each

ISBN: 9781328631121

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)

* Newbery Honor Winner 

* Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award 

* Pacific Northwest Library Association

* Young Reader's Choice Award for Senior

Reading Level by Age : 10 up

Reading Level by Grade : G6- G12

Interest Grades : G4 - G8

  • Description

*"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. I ntroduction by Lois Lowry."

Karen Cushman's acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Midwife's Apprentice, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State. Visit her online at and on Twitter @cushmanbooks.

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