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The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

by Karen Cushman Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman

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.

11, 12, 13
Interest Level
Grades 6 - 8
Tandem Library
Book Type
Chapter Book
Historical Fiction

About the Author and Illustrator

Contributor Image Alt Tag Karen Cushman Karen Cushman, author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice, loves to research. She began writing children's books in order to find out about what life was like for girls growing up in the Middle Ages.
Trina Schart Hyman

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