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Cushman, Karen

Overview
Works: 52 works in 424 publications in 15 languages and 33,398 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Adventure stories  Young adult works  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.C962, FIC
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Karen Cushman
The midwife's apprentice by Karen Cushman( Book )

66 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 5,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife and, in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world
The loud silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles, where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who renames herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman( Book )

28 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 2,375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matilda feels as if her life has ended when she arrives in dark and dirty Blood and Bone Alley - How can a girl who can read and write Latin, used to prayer and study, work for such a stupid, ungodly person as Red Peg the Bonesetter?
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Book )

28 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski is the new face in Karen Cushman's gallery of unforgettable heroines. One of a group of orphans, 12-year-old Rodzina boards a train on a cold day in March 1881. She's reluctant to leave Chicago, the only home she can remember, and she knows there's no substitute for the family she has lost. She expects to be adopted and turned into a slave-or worse, not to be adopted at all. As the train rattles westward, Rodzina unwittingly begins to develop attachments to her fellow travelers, even the frosty orphan guardian, and to accept the idea that there might be good homes for orphans-maybe even for a big, combative Polish girl. But no placement seems right for the formidable Rodzina, and she cleverly finds a way out of one bad situation after another, until at last she finds the family that is right for her. Once again, Karen Cushman brings us a compelling story that is thoroughly researched, full of memorable characters, and told with wry humor and keen observation by an absolutely captivating narrator. Afterword
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths
The midwife's apprentice by Karen Cushman( Recording )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In medieval England, a nameless, homeless girl is taken in by a sharp-tempered midwife, and in spite of obstacles and hardship, eventually gains the three things she most wants: a full belly, a contented heart, and a place in this world
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman( Recording )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off
Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman( Book )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 971 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Recording )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1573, the crippled, scorned, and destitute Meggy Swann goes to London, where she meets her father, an impoverished alchemist, and eventually discovers that although her legs are bent and weak, she has many other strengths
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 826 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1849, twelve-year-old California Morning Whipple, who names herself Lucy, is distraught when her mother moves the family from Massachusetts to a rough California mining town
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Recording )

11 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Polish American girl boards an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and a life of unpaid slavery
The loud silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman( Recording )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1949, thirteen-year-old Francine goes to Catholic school in Los Angeles where she becomes best friends with a girl who questions authority and is frequently punished by the nuns, causing Francine to question her own values
Will Sparrow's road by Karen Cushman( Recording )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1599 England, twelve-year-old lying, thieving Will Sparrow runs away, meets many colorful characters on the road, and then reluctantly joins a traveling "oddities" exhibit, where he learns to see beyond appearances
Matilda Bone by Karen Cushman( Recording )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Matilda, an apprentice bonesetter and practitioner of medicine in a village in medieval England, tries to reconcile the various aspects of her life, both spiritual and practical
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Recording )

3 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 117 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and Grayling must venture into the wilds to reverse the spell
La ballata di Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Italian and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine by Karen Cushman( Book )

2 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in Italian and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The midwife's apprentice
Alternative Names
Cushman, Karan

Karen Cushman American writer

Karen Cushman Amerikaans schrijfster

Karen Cushman amerikansk författare

Karen Cushman amerikansk skribent

Karen Cushman amerykańska pisarka

Kushuman, Karen

Kušman, Kārin

쿠쉬맨, 카렌

쿠시먼, 캐런

クシュマン, カレン

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The loud silence of Francine GreenThe ballad of Lucy WhippleMatilda BoneRodzinaAlchemy and Meggy SwannThe midwife's apprenticeCatherine, called BirdyAlchemy and Meggy Swann