WorldCat Identities

Cushman, Karen

Overview
Works: 53 works in 439 publications in 15 languages and 33,280 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Children's audiobooks  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Adventure stories  Fantasy fiction  Young adult works 
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 5,427 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. This novel is about a strong young woman in medieval England who finds her own way home. This is a world, like Chaucer's, that's - dangerous, primitive and raucous. From the first page you're caught by the spirit of the homeless, nameless waif, somewhere around 12 years old. She gets the village midwife to take her in, befriends a cat, names herself Alyce, and learns something about delivering babies. When she fails, she runs away, but she picks herself up again and returns to work and independence
Catherine, called Birdy by Karen Cushman( Book )

77 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 4,850 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
The loud silence of Francine Green by Karen Cushman( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 3,321 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 2,874 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 2,349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is the mid-14th century. The orphaned Matilda, brought up to be meek, saintly and bookish is abandoned in Blood and Bone Alley and must face a new and scary life as apprentice to Peg the Bonesetter. Can the saints help her now? Or can goodness take new and unexpected forms?
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Book )

30 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto an orphan train in Chicago with fears about traveling to the West and to the hazards of a new life. In 1881, 12-year-old Rodzina Clara Jadwiga Anastazya Brodski wishes she didn't have to board the orphan train in Chicago. But she has no home, no family, and no choice. Rodzina doesn't believe the orphans are on their way out West to be adopted by good families. She's sure they will become slaves to strangers. Anyway, who would ever adopt a large, tough, stubborn girl of Polish origin? As the train heads west, all Rodzina has is a small suitcase and her family memories from the past. Will Rodzina ever step off the train to find the family that deep in her heart she's searching for?
Alchemy and Meggy Swann by Karen Cushman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,424 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 )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 1,332 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 )

34 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,221 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 956 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 915 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
Grayling's song by Karen Cushman( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 893 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
The ballad of Lucy Whipple by Karen Cushman( )

12 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 817 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
Rodzina by Karen Cushman( Recording )

13 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A twelve-year-old Polish American girl is boarded onto 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 487 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 )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 467 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 )

11 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 441 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 )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a medieval kingdom, Grayling finds self-confidence when her mother is turned into a tree by evil forces and she 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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Catherine, called BirdyThe loud silence of Francine GreenThe ballad of Lucy WhippleMatilda BoneRodzinaAlchemy and Meggy SwannThe midwife's apprenticeCatherine, called Birdy