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The Midwife's Apprentice
The Midwife's Apprentice
Author: Karen Cushman
`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. S...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780780762152
ISBN-10: 0780762150
Reading Level: Ages 9-12
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Publisher: Perfection Learning
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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VERY good book. Young girl goes from being homeless and abused to a respected member of society.
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This is a charming story about a girl who learns how to choose her own path in life. Beetle, who has no family and cannot remember her name, realizes that she can be Alyce, a confident woman and sensitive person.
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this is a book for the young and old. absolutely brill. touching, sad at times, sweet, but altogether funny! a must read!
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A wonderful look at how a begger becomes worth wial.
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This is dealing with a MIDWIFE'S apprentice, so there were just a couple descriptions that I would not have been ready for my 8 year old to read, even though we were studying medieval history in our homeschool. I'm very thankful I read it first. I might recommend this to an older, more mature child but not a little kid. Seems like you sometimes can't trust the Newbery Award to be without questionable materials so I've learned to use discretion and read the books first. We're much more sensitive in our home about sexuality in books, movies, and TV than maybe most people are, I guess. It was still well written and I enjoyed the setting of the middle ages.
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