The Midwife's Apprentice is a children's novel by Karen Cushman. It tells of how a homeless wife becomes a midwife's apprentice—and establishes a name and a place in the world, and learns to hope and overcome failure. It won the John Newbery Medal in
Karen Cushman's Newbery Medal-winning classic about a young girl with no family, no home, and no future who becomes the apprentice of a midwife and finally learns to want something from life: "A full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world.
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