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Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman, author of Catherine, Called Birdy and The Midwife's Apprentice, loves to research. She began writing children's books in order to find out about what life was like for girls growing up in the Middle Ages.
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1995) : Catherine, Called Birdy
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (1996) : The Midwife's Apprentice

Karen Cushman recommends
The Book of the Maidservant (2009)
Rebecca Barnhouse
"A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love."
Nonna's Book of Mysteries (2010)
Mary Osborne
"I loved Nonna's Book of Mysteries! It's a wonder of a book- exciting, mysterious, and wise. I'll long remember the courageous and determined Emilia who learns about choices and the consequences of choices, about the importance of struggle and perseverance, about loyalty, friendship, and love, amid the splendors of Renaissance Florence. I can't wait for another from Mary Osborne."

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