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The Midwife's Apprentice

Narrated by: Charlotte Coleman
Length: 2 hrs and 33 mins
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On a frosty morning sometime in the 14th century, in a village somewhere in England, a girl 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 14th century.

©1995 Karen Cushman (P)2018 Listening Library

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This version is abridged.

This is an abridged version of the text but is not marked as such. I was using as a read aloud for my middle school literature class and it skipped whole paragraphs! Frustrating!