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The Book of the Maidservant

(2009)
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Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome.

Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption.

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"A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love." - Karen Cushman


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Hardback Editions

October 2009 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-85856-3 / 978-0-375-85856-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


October 2009 : USA Library Binding
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-95856-8 / 978-0-375-95856-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Paperback Editions

April 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-375-85857-1 / 978-0-375-85857-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Yearling
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Audio Editions

October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
ISBN: 0-7393-8553-4 / 978-0-7393-8553-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Listening Library (Audio)
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October 2009 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon CA   


October 2009 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Listening Library
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2009 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Susan Duerden and Rebecca Barnhouse (Narrator) Rebecca Barnhouse (Author)
ISBN: 0-7393-8555-0 / 978-0-7393-8555-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Books On Tape
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Kindle Editions

October 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Book of the Maidservant
Author(s): Rebecca Barnhouse
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA