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Catherine, Called Birdy
 
 
Author
Karen Cushman. Linda Sue Park, intro.
Publisher Sandpiper  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 7.6 x 5.1 x 0.5 inches
ISBN 9780547722184
Pages/Publication Date 169/2012
Daedalus Item Code 40332
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(Newbery Honor Book) Catherine's mother wants to teach her how to be the lady of the manor and a gentle and patient wife. Her father wants only to see her married off, and profitably. In Karen Cushman's 1994 book—her debut historical novel, for readers 10 and up—Catherine herself tells us how she hopes to become a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer, or any number of things that boys are allowed to be. In fact, the one future she has ruled out is being sold like cheese to the highest bidder. Far from a romantic fairy tale, Catherine's story is an earthy, flea-bitten portrait of everyday life in 12th-century England.

"The period has rarely been presented for young people with such authenticity; the exotic details will intrigue readers while they relate more closely to Birdy's yen for independence and her sensibilities toward the downtrodden. Her tenacity and ebullient naiveté are extraordinary; at once comic and thought-provoking, this first novel is a delight."—Kirkus Reviews

 
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