16. May 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Children's Books, Fiction, Tammy · Tags: ,

The Midwife's Apprentice by Karen Cushman, 122 pages, read by Tammy, on 05/12/2013

This Newbery Award winning children’s story follows the life of an orphan girl, who can’t even remember having a real name, let alone a real home. She is taken in by a medieval village midwife but not out of kindness. The midwife wants an assistant who will do all the chores and be thankful for a roof over her head and a few scraps of bread. But by the end of the story our young woman has found a name and made a place for herself in the world. An interesting look at a part of historymidwife rarely covered in children’s literature.