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Author Cushman, Karen, author.
Title Catherine, called Birdy / by Karen Cushman.
Pub Info New York, NY : HarperTrophy, 1995.
book jacket
 E Dennis (Sears)-Juvenile  J FICTION CUS     AVAILABLE
 Bourne-Storage  YA FICTION PB Cushman     AVAILABLE
 Bourne-Storage  YA FICTION PB Cushman     AVAILABLE
 Mashpee Summer Reading  YA FICTION CUS     WITHDRAWN
Edition First HarperTrophy edition, 1995.
Descript 212 pages ; 20 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Accelerated Reader UG 6.4 8 8 8693
Cover art by Bryan Leister.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Summary 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.
Audience Interest age level : Ages 12 and up.
Awards Newbery Honor Book, 1995.
Subject Sex role -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction.
Middle Ages -- Juvenile fiction.
Diaries -- Juvenile fiction.
Independence in teenage girls -- Fiction.
Civilization, Medieval -- England -- Fiction.
Diary writing -- Fiction.
Thirteen-year-old girls -- Fiction.
Teenage girls -- Diaries -- Fiction.
Women's role -- England -- History -- To 1500 -- Fiction.
Families -- England -- Fiction.
Thirteenth century -- Fiction.
England -- Juvenile fiction.
Genre Domestic fiction.
Romance fiction.
Domestic fiction.
Historical fiction.
Add Author Leister, Bryan, illustrator.
ISBN 0064405842 (pbk.)
9780064405843 (pbk.)
073830350X (pbk.)
9780738303505 (pbk.)
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