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The book of the maidservant
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Published:
New York : Random House, c2009.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
232 pages : map ; 22 cm.
Status:
Description
A funny and wise book about friendship, loyalty, and love.--Karen Cushman Johanna is a servant girl to Dame Margery Kempe, a renowned medieval holy woman. Dame Margery feels the suffering the Virgin Mary felt for her son but cares little for the misery she sees every day. When she announces that Johanna will accompany her on a pilgrimage to Rome, the suffering truly begins. After walking all day, Johanna must fetch water, wash clothes, and cook for the entire party of pilgrims. Then arguing breaks out between Dame Margery and the other travelers, and Johanna is caught in the middle. As the fighting escalates, Dame Margery turns her back on the whole group, including Johanna. Abandoned in a foreign land where she doesn't even speak the language, the young maidservant must find her own way to Rome. Inspired by the fifteenth-century text The Book of Margery Kempe, the first autobiography in English, debut novelist Rebecca Barnhouse chronicles Johanna's painful journey through fear, anger, and physical hardship to ultimate redemption.
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780375858567 (trade), 0375858563 (trade), 9780375958564 (lib. bdg.), 0375958568 (lib. bdg.), 9780375858574 (pb), 0375858571 (pb)
Reading Level:
MG+
Level 5, 8 Points
Lexile measure:
800

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 230-231)
Description
In 1413, a young maidservant accompanies her deeply religious mistress, Dame Margery Kempe, on a pilgrimage to Rome. Includes author's note on Kempe, writer of "The Book of Margery Kempe," considered by some to be the first autobiography in the English language.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Barnhouse, R. (2009). The book of the maidservant. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Barnhouse, Rebecca. 2009. The Book of the Maidservant. New York: Random House.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Barnhouse, Rebecca, The Book of the Maidservant. New York: Random House, 2009.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Barnhouse, Rebecca. The Book of the Maidservant. New York: Random House, 2009. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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