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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.
 
Awards
Newbery Medal Best Novel nominee (1995) : Catherine, Called Birdy
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (1996) : The Midwife's Apprentice