Tuesday, June 30, 2009

The Midwife's Apprentice

The Midwife's Apprentice

Karen Cushman

Newbery Medal 1996
Excellent book.
A nameless orphan urchin goes from sleeping in the dung to becoming a midwife's apprentice, learning her self-worth/respect/potential along the way. Great role model, not preachy, interesting characters, and a ton of herbal remedies. I learned you can get a baby out by just shouting up the birth passage "Infant, come forward!" ; )


Slim said...

Really? It's that simple? I'll have to pass that along to my doctor as the date approaches...

JK said...

Doctor?!? Hubby can handle yelling and a bit of fresh herbs, and at a fraction of the cost!