Catherine, Called Birdy (rpkg)

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Harper Collins, Mar 31, 1995 - Juvenile Fiction - 224 pages
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"Corpus Bones! I utterly loathe my life."

Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to arich man--any rich man, no matter how awful.

But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call--by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all.

Unfortunately, he is also the richest.

Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father?

Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!

Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man--any rich man, no mater how awful.
But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call--by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all.
Unfortunately, he is also the richest.
Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actualy lose the battle against an ill-mannared, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father?
Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!

  

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Review: Catherine, Called Birdy

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Thoroughly entertaining. Yes, I could complain that Birdy seems like a 20th Century teenager plopped into medieval England, but I don't think it's completely unbelievable that a girl could be a bit of ... Read full review

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3 1/2 stars - I enjoyed this book! Catherine is quite a character, and I liked her diary entries, particulary the information on the saints. I did feel her character was a bit over the top for the ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
43
Section 4
59
Section 5
78
Section 6
112
Section 7
130
Section 8
145
Section 9
155
Section 10
169
Section 11
181
Section 12
190
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About the author (1995)

Karen Cushman has a long-standing interest in history. She says, "I grew tired of hearing about kings, princes, generals and presidents. I wanted to know what life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Research into medieval English history and culture led to the writing of Catherine Called Birdy,winner of the 1995 Newbery Honor Award, and The Midwife's Apprentice, winner of the 1996 Newbery Medal. Her research moved in a new diredtion as she learned about nineteenth century women and children for The Ballad of Lucy Whipple.

Ms. Cushman was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received an M.A. in Human Behavior and one in Museum Studies. She and her husband and daughter share their Oakland, California, home with two cats, a dog and a rabbit.

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