Release Date: 4/26/10
About the Book: Meggy's mother was glad to be rid of her; her father, who sent for her, doesn't want her after all. Meggy is appalled by London, dirty and noisy, full of rogues and thieves, and difficult to get around in—not that getting around is ever easy for someone who walks with the help of two sticks.
Just as her alchemist father pursues his Great Work of transforming base metal into gold, Meggy finds herself pursuing her own transformation.
Earthy and colorful, Elizabethan London has its dark side, but it also has gifts in store for Meggy Swann.
GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: One of my all time favorite books EVER is Catherine, Called Birdy. I adore that book. So of course, I had to pick The Midwife's Apprentice as one of my Newbery reads for children's lit. While reading that one, I decided to check out Ms. Cushman's website and I saw she has a new book coming next year!! I was so excited, I did a happy dance and big squeel in my office. (Yes, it was a little embarassing, but my teens didn't see). So I can't wait to read about Meggy. And if you haven't ever read anything by Karen Cushman, you must pick up one of her books now-she's wonderful!