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Catherine, Called Birdy

By: Karen Cushman
Published: ©1994
Pages: 169
Total Copies: 15
Genre: Fiction | Historical Fiction | Young Adult


Description: Catherine’s mother wants to teach her the skills of the lady of the manor and to prepare her to be a gentle and patient wife. Her father wants only to see her married off, and profitably. Catherine herself hopes to become a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer . . . Off all the possibilities, she has ruled out only one: being sold to the highest bidder. Against a vivid background of everyday life on a medieval English manor, Catherine’s earthy, spirited account of her fourteenth year is a richly entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine.

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