The Midwife's Apprentice
  • Published:
    Apr-1995
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    Print / eBook / Audio
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  • Pages:
    128
  • Age Level:
    13 & up
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“I am Alyce. Not Brat or Dung Beetle or Beetle. Alyce.”

One frosty evening, a girl who knows no home, no parents, and no name but Brat finds shelter and warmth in a farmer's dung heap. There Jane the village midwife finds her. So it is that Brat--now called Beetle by her new mistress--begins her career as a midwife's apprentice.

It's not a soft life. Jane is a hard woman with a sharp glance and a sharper temper. Still, Beetle makes a place for herself, adopting a cat and befriending one of the village boys. By secretly watching Jane work, she learns some of the skills the midwife greedily tries to hide. Beetle even gives herself a real name at last: Alyce.

Then one day she fails at an important assignment. Alyce runs away, believing she is too stupid to be of use to anyone. Is she truly Brat, a know-nothing who belongs nowhere? Or is she Alyce, the midwife's apprentice, a person with a name and a place in the world?




EDITIONS
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    • First Edition
    • Aug-1996
    • HarperTrophy
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 006440630X
    • ISBN13: 9780064406307
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    • Jun-1999
    • HarperCollins
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0064493652
    • ISBN13: 9780064493659
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    • Jun-2012
    • Sandpiper
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 0547722176
    • ISBN13: 9780547722177
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    • Aug-2019
    • Houghton Mifflin
    • Paperback
    • ISBN: 1328631125
    • ISBN13: 9781328631121
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    • Apr-1995
    • Clarion
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0395692296
    • ISBN13: 9780395692295
    •  
    • Sep-1996
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0606096124
    • ISBN13: 9780606096126
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Oct-1996
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0613001850
    • ISBN13: 9780613001854
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Oct-1996
    • Perfection Learning
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0780762150
    • ISBN13: 9780780762152
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Jun-2012
    • Perfection Learning
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 1613839782
    • ISBN13: 9781613839782
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Jul-2012
    • Turtleback Books
    • Hardcover
    • ISBN: 0606246967
    • ISBN13: 9780606246965
    • Library Binding
    •  
    • Apr-1995
    • Harcourt
    • eBook
    • ISBN: 0547350007
    • ISBN13: 9780547350004
    •  
    • Apr-1995
    • Houghton Mifflin
    • eBook (Kindle)
    •  
    • Oct-1996
    • Listening Library
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 0553477986
    • ISBN13: 9780553477986
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    • Jun-2000
    • Listening Library
    • Audio Cassette
    • ISBN: 0807282812
    • ISBN13: 9780807282816
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    • Aug-2006
    • Listening Library
    • Audio CD
    • ISBN: 0739337335
    • ISBN13: 9780739337332

 


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