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Catherine, Called Birdy

Catherine, Called Birdy - 95 edition

Catherine, Called Birdy - 95 edition

ISBN13: 9780064405843

ISBN10: 0064405842

Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman - ISBN 9780064405843
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95
Copyright: 1995
Publisher: Trophy Books
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Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman - ISBN 9780064405843

ISBN13: 9780064405843

ISBN10: 0064405842

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 95

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Summary

Against a background of everyday life on a medieval English manor, here is a young girl's riotous account of her fourteenth year-a hilarious, earthy delight, and a most auspicious debut from a promising new writer.

Karen Cushman is an Assistant Director of the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay area. She lives with her husband and daughter in Oakland, CA.

Catherine, Called Birdy is Cushman's first book.

Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year--the year 1290. "The period has rarely been presented for young people with such authenticity... this first novel is a delight."--Kirkus Reviews, pointer

The year is 1290 and the thirteen-year-old daughter of an English county 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.

Author Bio

Cushman, Karen : John F. Kennedy University

Karen Cushman has a long standing interest in history. She says, "I grew tired of hearing about kings, princes, generals and presidents. I wanted to know what life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Research into medieval English history and culture led to the writing of Catherine, Called Birdy, her first book.

Cushman was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received an M.A. in Human Behavior and one in Museum Studies and is now Assistant Director of the Museum Studies Department at John F. Kennedy University in the San Francisco Bay area. She and her husband and daughter share their Oakland, California, home with two cats, a dog and a rabbit.