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Cushman, Karen
New York : Clarion, 1995.
IL 5-8
ISBN 0395692296
This story takes place in medieval England. We meet a 12 year girl who is trying to keep herself warm on a dung heap. This girl is truly alone. She has no family, no friends, no home and not even a name. She meets the local midwife and talks her into taking her in. She names herself Alyce and becomes an apprentice to the ill tempered midwife. There is so much detail in this small book that you begin to understand what life must have been like during this time period. Can Alyce overcome her meager background to find a place in society? Read THE MIDWIFE'S APPRENTICE to find out.

SUBJECTS:     Middle Ages -- Fiction
                        Midwives -- Fiction


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