The Midwife's Apprentice
Author: Karen Cushman
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Guided Reading Level:
Women's History and Experience, Middle Ages, Pride and Self-Esteem
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.