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Catherine, called Birdy

by Karen Cushman

  Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience

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Before her time   (2011-01-04)

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by PoageCenter

Birdy of Plantagenet England witnesses history, and also rebels against the conventions of her time. Her father plans to marry her off in order to get land, but Catherine has no intention of marrying an old man whose behavior and looks offend her. Their struggle is presented from Birdy's point of view as she watches older brothers, her mother and her father--of course--behave in expected and unexpected ways. What all family members know is that Birdy will not meekly accept life--even if she is a girl. This is a wonderful read. Recommend it to the high -spirited. They will love it.

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