#READ BOOK Ê Catherine, Called Birdy ì eBook or E-pub free

Cushman's Newbery Honorwinning book is wonderfully evocative, with its remarkably realized, feisty heroine determined to have a say in her own destiny, despite the strictures of her medieval society Hilarious, endearing, and determined, Birdy's trenchant observations of the life around her are told with a refreshingly earthy honesty so real and direct that you put down the book sadly, feeling like you're being parted from a dear friend Cushman manages to create her historical period in such intimate detail that it lives and breathes This oftenchallenged book is highly recommended for girls 12 and up who will see themselves in Birdy and be moved and inspired by her story A must read.CIP: The thirteenyearold daughter of an English country knight keeps a journal in which she records the events of her life, particularly her longing for adventure beyond the usual role of women and her efforts to avoid being married off.SLJ: Grade 69 This unusual book provides an insider's look at the life of Birdy, 14, the daughter of a minor English nobleman The year is 1290 and the vehicle for storytelling is the girl's witty, irreverent diary She looks with a clear and critical eye upon the world around her, telling of the people she knows and of the daily events in her small manor house The book is rich with information about the food, dress, religious beliefs, manners, health, medical practices, and sanitary habits (or lack thereof) of the people of her day A feminist far ahead of her time, she is both believable and lovable Superb historical fiction.Kirkus: Unwillingly keeping a journal Birdy (daughter of a 13thcentury knight) makes a terse first entry``I am bit by fleas and plagued by family That is all there is to say''but is soon confiding her pranks and troubles in fascinating detail The period has rarely been presented for young people with such authenticity; the exotic details will intrigue readers while they relateclosely to Birdy's yen for independence and her sensibilities toward the downtrodden Her tenacity and ebullient naivete are extraordinary; at once comic and thoughtprovoking, this first novel is a delight 12 My biggest complaint about this book is how horribly she speaks of her father We listened to it on CD (edition wasn't available to post) but the girl who does the reading has a very common accent Combined with her sharp tongue I couldn't feel for the character She sounded like she should be cleaning out the stables instead of the daughter of a knight and a lady In fact you are always surprised when she mentions a servant.It is written in diary format which is so popular for this age group BUT her abrasive personality really makes it so you could care less about her poor plight (I wonder what I would have thought if I had read it years ago before I had my own daughters) #READ BOOK á Catherine, Called Birdy Ù Corpus Bones! I utterly loathe my lifeCatherine feels trapped Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich manany rich man, no matter how awful But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several wouldbe husbands packing Then a shaggybearded suitor from the north comes to callby far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them allUnfortunately, he is also the richestCan a sharptongued, highspirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an illmannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father?Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it! They found the remains of several spindles, many skeins of wool, and an unfinished tapestry in the muck from the privy Why is everyone so certain they are mine? Catherine is the best I wanted to be her best friend when I was ten, and I now want to read her adult diarythan anything in the world. Corpus bones, this book was terrible i hated it it was very boring and horrible. Recently reread this for probably the hundredth time and continue to love Catherine entirely too much Sadly, a revisit to this book as an adult highlights, to my great despair, that I always wanted her to marry the goatherd, and that part of me has been mourning the fact that she doesn't for likethan a decade What is my life Accessible for kids and (obviously) for adults, it felt very in the moment, like I could see and hear and live all the delights and discomforts of Catherine's time still one of the best books I've ever read. I won't be able to read another book for a while I'm ruined This book boasts a delightful heroine, and in spite of the (wonderful!) medieval setting, all the angst and rebellion and other feelings I had in my own adolescence came spilling out of the pages Kids are kids, no matter when or where I loved the characters (the goat boy, the dairy maid, the brothers, the uncle, the best friend!), the hilarious diary entries, the main character's love of animals (from ants to sad, dancing bears!), and the descriptions of medieval life So fun! And nervewracking, too, with the horrible old husbandtobe lurking on the horizon.Now I guess I'll go find some cleaning to do, or perhaps organize my toiletries or mend a pair of tights Because I'm scared the next book won't be, can't be, this enticing. Gods thumbs!!!!! It was horrible and i hated it. Entertaining, but overall highly anachronistic Yet another author who transplants a spunky, modern heroine into a vastly different culture without an explanation of how such a character could have developed People forget that 'teenagers' have only existed since the middle of the last century.I wish Cushman had created a protagonist who was both engaging to the reader and able to provide illumination of how much people have changed over time That's the book I want for my kids You know, if I wasn't halfconvinced that I would destroy the poor things with my eccentric brand of madness Then again, I couldn't do any worse than most parents. In reality, this probably isn't a fivestar book, but I'm giving it such a high rating because this is the book that made me love reading.I first picked it up in 4th grade and started reading it for no particular reason, and I loved it so much I decided to read all of Karen Cushman's other books as well The rest is history One of my favorite parts of the book is when Catherine complains about her brother Robert and how he likes to drown ants by pissing on the anthill.Tenyearold Madeline: Humor and dirty words? BEST BOOK EVER!