A poor girl in medieval England gains a name, a purpose, and a future in this "delightful" and beloved Newbery Medal-winning book. Now with a new cover (School Library Journal, starred review)* "A truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children's literature." --School Library Journal, starred review* "A fascinating view of a far distant time." --Horn Book, starred review* "Gripping." --Kirkus Reviews, starred review A girl known only as Brat has no family, no home, and no future until she meets Jane the Midwife and becomes her apprentice. As she helps the short-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat--who renames herself Alyce--gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something in life for the first time. Introduction by Lois Lowry.
Karen Cushman’s acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State. karencushman.com, @cushmanbooks