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Catherine, called Birdy

1st HarperTrophy ed.

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Published by HarpherTrophy in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

¨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 only wants her to be married off, and profitably. Catherine herself hopes to become a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddlar, a monk, a ministrel, a wart charmer... Of all the possibilities, she has ruled out only one: being sold like cheese 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.¨ -Karen Cushman

About the Edition

The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventures beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.

Edition Notes

Includes bilbiographical references.


Library of Congress
PZ7.C962 Cat 1994, PZ7.C962 Cat 1994

The Physical Object

212 p. ;
Number of pages

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