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Publisher Comments:

Fans of Karen Cushman's witty, satisfying novels will welcome Meggy Swann, newly come to London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Meggy's mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn't want her after all. Meggy is appalled by London, dirty and noisy, full of rogues and thieves, and difficult to get around in--not that getting around is ever easy for someone who walks with the help of two sticks.Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation. Earthy and colorful, Elizabethan London has its dark side, but it also has gifts in store for Meggy Swann.

Review:

"Writing with admirable economy and a lively ability to re-create the past believably, Cushman creates a memorable portrayal of a troubled, rather mulish girl who begins to use her strong will in positive ways." Booklist

Review:

"Meggy is a heroine in mind and deed. Cushman has the uncanny ability to take a time and place so remote and make it live.... A gem." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Cushman adds another intrepid, resourceful, courageous girl to her repertoire in this tale set in 16th-century London....Cushman fans...will not be disappointed." School Library Journal

Review:

"Cushman brings a distant historical setting...to life with evocative details and authentic dialogue. She never shies away from the harsh realities of the times." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Synopsis:

Meggy Swann is newly arrived in Elizabethan London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation, in this new novel by Newbery Medalist Cushman.

Synopsis:

From the author of "Catherine, Called Birdy" comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The 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 sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat-who renames herself Alyce-gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book.

Synopsis:

Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

About the Author

Newbery Medalist Karen Cushman has written many critically acclaimed novels for young readers. She lives in Washington State.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547231846
Author:
Cushman, Karen
Publisher:
Clarion Books
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
People with disabilities
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Children s-Historical Fiction-Europe
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20100431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 4 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5.13 in 4 lb
Age Level:
10-14

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Product details 176 pages Clarion Books - English 9780547231846 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Writing with admirable economy and a lively ability to re-create the past believably, Cushman creates a memorable portrayal of a troubled, rather mulish girl who begins to use her strong will in positive ways."
"Review" by , "Meggy is a heroine in mind and deed. Cushman has the uncanny ability to take a time and place so remote and make it live.... A gem."
"Review" by , "Cushman adds another intrepid, resourceful, courageous girl to her repertoire in this tale set in 16th-century London....Cushman fans...will not be disappointed."
"Review" by , "Cushman brings a distant historical setting...to life with evocative details and authentic dialogue. She never shies away from the harsh realities of the times."
"Synopsis" by , Meggy Swann is newly arrived in Elizabethan London with her only friend, a goose named Louise. Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation, in this new novel by Newbery Medalist Cushman.
"Synopsis" by ,
From the author of "Catherine, Called Birdy" comes another spellbinding novel set in medieval England. The 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 sharp-tempered Jane deliver babies, Brat-who renames herself Alyce-gains knowledge, confidence, and the courage to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world." Medieval village life makes a lively backdrop for the funny, poignant story of how Alyce gets what she wants. A concluding note discusses midwifery past and present. A Newbery Medal book.
"Synopsis" by ,
Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.
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