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Catherine, called Birdy

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Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

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full_title catherine called birdy
author cushman karen
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2018-02-20 04:19:32AM

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auth_author2 Leister, Bryan,, Sterlin, Jenny.
author Cushman, Karen.
author2-role Leister, Bryan,illustrator., Recorded Books, LLC., Sterlin, Jenny.|Narrator
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display_description Publishers Weekly: "You can run, but you can't hide'' is the rather belated conclusion reached by Catherine, called "Birdy'' for her caged pets, in this fictive diary of a medieval young woman's coming-of-age and struggle for self-determination. Escaping regularly into a fantasy life of daring escapades and righteous battles, Birdy manages to postpone the inevitable sale of herself as a wife to a very unwelcome suitor. Just as she resigns herself to her fate with the comforting knowledge that "I am who I am wherever I am," word comes that she will not have to marry the oaf after all. Birdy's journal, begun as an assignment, first wells up in the reluctant and aggressive prose of hated homework, and then eases into the lighthearted flow of descriptive adventures and true confessions; the narrative device reveals Birdy's passage from rebellious child to responsible adult. Despite the too-convenient ending, this first novel introduces an admirable heroine and pungently evokes a largely unfamiliar setting. 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.
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publishDate 1995, 2011
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subject_facet , Diaries -- Fiction, Diaries -- Juvenile fiction, Diary writing -- Fiction, Domestic fiction, Downloadable audio books, England -- Civilization -- 1066-1485 -- Fiction, England -- Fiction, England -- Juvenile fiction, Families -- England -- Fiction, Historical, Independence in teenage girls -- Fiction, Love stories, Middle Ages -- Fiction, Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction, Sex role -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Diaries -- Fiction, Teenage girls -- Fiction, Thirteenth century -- Fiction, Women's role -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction
title_display Catherine, called Birdy
title_full Catherine, called Birdy / by Karen Cushman, Catherine, called Birdy [electronic resource] / Karen Cushman
title_short Catherine, called Birdy
topic_facet Civilization, Diaries, Diary writing, Families, History, Independence in teenage girls, Middle Ages, Sex role, Teenage girls, Thirteenth century, Women's role