The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

Book - 1995
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"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: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present."--Amazon.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1995.
ISBN: 9780547722177
Call Number: CUSHMAN
Teen Fiction
Characteristics: xiii, 122 p. ; 20 cm.
Subjects: Middle Ages -- Fiction.
Midwives -- Fiction.
Childbirth -- Fiction.
Historical fiction


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Sep 28, 2019

This is a great book. I love historical fiction and this is a great piece about finding a place in a world that is filled with hardships.

Aug 15, 2017

A good book about British life in the 1300s. A girl, first named Beetle and then Alyce, discovers her talent of delivering children after apprenticing to a midwife, Jane. Alyce reveals to herself who she is, and what her purpose of living is. Though matched for more mature and advanced readers, this book still carries a simple message.

samdog123 Jul 28, 2010

A very well written piece of juvenile historical fiction. Alyce, who doesn't know where she came from, is taken in by a village midwife. She becomes her appretice, until she makes a big mistake. Alyce learns that she must have confidence in herself and her abilities. A short book that's well worth a read for the historical details of medieval life and the lessons that we all ought to learn while growing up.


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