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The Resource Catherine, Called Birdy

Catherine, Called Birdy

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Catherine, Called Birdy
Title
Catherine, Called Birdy
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Subject
Summary
The historical fiction classic, told in the form of a diary, has drawn in generations of readers and is a Newbery Honor Book.Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich 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, a spirited and inquisitive young woman, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290.In an appreciation in the New York Times, illustrator Vera Brosgol spoke for many fans of this beloved book: "I fell hard for Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy the second I opened it. More than any other heroine I'd read, this one sounded like me. For Catherine, and for me, there is no easy solution to the cages life makes for you. Sometimes the power is in deciding to be yourself in whatever cage you're in."
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Cushman, Karen
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Historical Fiction
  • Juvenile Literature
  • Juvenile Fiction
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Catherine, Called Birdy
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OVERDRIVE:6be45fff-3b0a-4e09-b9a9-b85334c546e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780547350103
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Catherine, Called Birdy
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6be45fff-3b0a-4e09-b9a9-b85334c546e1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780547350103
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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