The Resource The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman

The midwife's apprentice, by Karen Cushman

Label
The midwife's apprentice
Title
The midwife's apprentice
Statement of responsibility
by Karen Cushman
Title variation
midwifes apprentice
Creator
Author
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
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • ALA Notable Children's Book, 1996
  • Booklist Editors’ Choice: Books for Youth, 1995
  • Newbery Medal, 1996.
  • School Library Journal Best Books, 1995.
  • YALSA Best Books for Young Adults, 1996
  • Young Reader's Choice Award (Pacific Northwest), Senior, 1998.
Awards note
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book 1996
  • Newbery Medal, 1996
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
077824
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cushman, Karen
Dewey number
[Fic]
Index
no index present
Intended audience
  • Middle school
  • 1150L
Intended audience source
Lexile
Interest level
  • MG
  • MG
  • 6-8
  • Middle Grade
LC call number
PZ7.C962
LC item number
Mi 1995
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 6
  • 9
NLM call number
Cus
Reading level
  • 6.0
  • 6.0
  • 5.2
  • 6.5
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Study program name
  • Accelerated Reader/Renaissance Learning
  • Accelerated Reader AR
  • Reading Counts RC.
  • Accelerated Reader
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Middle Ages
  • Midwives
  • Homeless girls
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Fourteenth century
  • Villages
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Girls
  • Childbirth
  • Middle Ages
  • Midwives
  • Homeless girls
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Fourteenth century
  • Villages
  • Self-awareness in girls
  • Self-awareness
  • Childbirth
  • Villages
  • Self-consciousness (Awareness)
  • Homeless girls
  • Girls
  • Fourteenth century
  • Civilization, Medieval
  • Childbirth
  • Middle Ages
  • Midwives
  • England
  • Childbirth
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
Control code
ocm30625374
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780064406307
Lccn
94013792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)30625374
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
Control code
ocm30625374
Dimensions
19 cm
Extent
122 pages
Isbn
9780064406307
Lccn
94013792
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)30625374

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