The Midwife's Apprentice

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Product Number: C1775
Released: Jul 05, 2002
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ISBN: #9781402523205
Narrator/s: Jenny Sterlin
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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.

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SteadyReader
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number C7072
Released: Sep 13, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428159464
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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number Z00498
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449877767
eBook
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Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number EB00031904
Released: Mar 27, 1995
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Publisher: Clarion Books
ISBN: #9780547350004
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number 3A011
Released: May 23, 2003
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ISBN: #9781402525223
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Class Set
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number 3K011
Released: May 07, 2004
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ISBN: #9781402525230
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SteadyReader Homework Pack
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number 3B417
Released: Sep 14, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428161870
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SteadyReader Class Set
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number 3L417
Released: Jul 01, 1996
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ISBN: #9781428161887
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SteadyReader Hanging Bag
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Narrator(s): Jenny Sterlin
Product Number 3C968
Released: Jul 01, 1996
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ISBN: #9781428161894
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number 43204
Released: Jan 18, 2000
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ISBN: #9780788757068
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Text - Paperback
Author(s): Karen Cushman
Product Number 161029
Released: Jun 09, 2012
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ISBN: #9780547722177

Professional reviews

"Jenny Sterlin's narration of this Newbery Medal-winning story of life in the Middle Ages lacks luster and substance. Sterlin's bland vocal expression, with limited inflection or nuance, adds little to the distinctions of meaning throughout the story. Alice's feelings about being cold, hungry and alone, and the musings that lead to her discovery of confidence and courage, are treated much the same as the plot. R.M. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine"

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