The Midwife's Apprentice (Newbery Award)

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The Midwife's Apprentice (Newbery Award)

55.00

Cushman, Karen. NY: Clarion, (1995). 8vo. First edition. Cloth-backed purple boards stamped in gold. Dust jacket.

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When Brat, an abandoned child, is found in a dung heap, Jane, the village midwife takes her home. Attending deliveries with Jane, Brat, now Alyce, learns the art of midwifery and gains confidence through her successes...until a dismal failure threatens to undo all that she has accomplished. The Midwife's Apprentice was the 1996 selection by the Newbery committee for their annual medal and features terrific cover art by Trina Schart Hyman. A first edition in Fine condition in a Fine dust jacket.