On a frosty morning sometime in the fourteenth century, in a village somewhere in England, a gift known only as Brat was sleeping in a dung heap.
"You, girl. Are you alive or dead?"
When she opened her eyes, she saw an important-looking woman with a sharp glance and a sharp nose and a wimple starched into sharp pleats. This woman was Jane the Midwife, and she needed a helper…
The Midwife’s Apprentice by the author of Catherine, Called Birdy
Thus begins the funny, wise, compassionate story of the homeless waif who became the midwife’s apprentice — a person with a name and a place in the world.
This Newbery Honor-winning story, complete with an epilogue read by the author, and an extensive author interview, conducted by a young "fan," will usher young listeners into the middle of the fourteenth century.
From the Cassette edition.
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About Karen Cushman
Karen Cushman’s first book, Catherine, Called Birdy, was a Newbery Honor Winner and her second, The Midwife’s Apprentice, was awarded the Newbery Medal.
Published by Listening Library (Audio) Jul 05, 2000| 150 Minutes| ISBN 9780553750591