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The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman

Label
The midwife's apprentice
Title
The midwife's apprentice
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Cushman
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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. 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
Awards note
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996
  • Newbery Medal, 1996.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cushman, Karen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Middle school
Interest level
MG
LC call number
PZ7.C962
LC item number
Mi 1995
Literary form
fiction
Reading level
6.0
Study program name
Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle Ages
  • Midwives
  • Homeless girls
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Fourteenth century
  • Villages
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Girls
  • Childbirth
  • Self-awareness in girls
  • Middle Ages
  • Midwives
  • England
Target audience
juvenile
Label
The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dung heap -- The cat -- The midwife -- The Miller's wife -- The merchant -- The naming -- The devil -- The twins -- The Bailiff's wife's baby -- The boy -- The leaving -- The inn -- Visitors -- The manor -- Edward -- The baby -- The midwife's apprentice
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780330349611
Lccn
94013792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3040227
  • (OCoLC)30625374
  • (OCoLC)ocm30625374
  • 263072
  • 3040227
Label
The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dung heap -- The cat -- The midwife -- The Miller's wife -- The merchant -- The naming -- The devil -- The twins -- The Bailiff's wife's baby -- The boy -- The leaving -- The inn -- Visitors -- The manor -- Edward -- The baby -- The midwife's apprentice
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780330349611
Lccn
94013792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • 3040227
  • (OCoLC)30625374
  • (OCoLC)ocm30625374
  • 263072
  • 3040227

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