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The Midwife's Apprentice

Karen Cushman

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.

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.
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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.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenny Sterlin

Length:

2h 49m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:11


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:36


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

07:57


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:23


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

11:43


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

11:48


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

10:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

11:02


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:05


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

10:15


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

08:17


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

15:37


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:41


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

07:39


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

14:17


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

11:44


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:15


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:15