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New Year, New Book Review!

Happy New Year!

Celebrate 2019 by stepping back in time to the 13th century

with Karen Cushman’s The Midwife’s Apprentice:

Brat. Beetle. Alyce. The protagonist’s name changes three times in this short, but eventful novel. The Midwife’s Apprentice tells the story of a young girl struggling to learn a trade and to discover who she is. This engaging read-aloud takes place in medieval England. Young readers will be fascinated watching the midwife, and later her apprentice, gathering herbs, brewing tonics, and muttering enchantments.

  •  Find more stories that emphasize the importance of names. If you could name yourself, how would you decide what name “fit” you?
    • Crispin: The Cross of Lead. – By: Avi
    • When My Name was Keoko. – By: Linda Sue Park
    • Chrysanthemum. – By: Kevin Henkes
    • The Name Jar. – By: Yangsook Choi
  • Delve deeper into the medieval time-period with more historical fiction books:
    • Matilda Bone. – By: Karen Cushman
    • The Adventures of Robin Hood. – By: Howard Pyle
    • The Door in the Wall. – By: Marguerite De Angeli

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