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Extended Audio Sample The Midwifes Apprentice (Unabridged), by Karen Cushman
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (20,302 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Karen Cushman Narrator: Jenny Sterli Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Lyrical yet unsentimental, The Midwife's Apprentice won the coveted 1996 Newbery Medal. Filled with striking characters, it paints unforgettable pictures of village life in the Middle Ages, the midwife's craft, and a very remarkable girl's growing independence and pride.

Brat has no name, no home, and no shelter against the 14th-century English winter except the foul warmth of a dung heap. So when Jane the Midwife wakes her with a kick and takes the half-starved creature to her cottage, a curious relationship begins. Jane teaches Brat to gather herbs and make the poultices used to ease the pain of childbirth for the village women.

The skinny young girl quickly learns to obey the sharp-tongued midwife, and secretly watches Jane practice her art whenever she can. But Jane is also teaching Brat unspoken lessons that will take longer - maybe a lifetime - to master. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Adrienne | 2/12/2014

    " I love Karen Cushman! This book is real and believable. You could imagine the daily life of the characters. I really liked this! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Libby | 2/7/2014

    " A sweet coming-of-age book about an abandoned, medieval, tween finding self-worth and purpose. Very quick read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Helen Stower | 1/28/2014

    " Great YA book for Middle School girls. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tim DeFrange | 1/26/2014

    " I loved this book about an homeless orphan living in medieval times who is rescued by a heartless midwife and who learns and grows despite the midwife's efforts to prevent it. "

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