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Catherine, a spirited and inquisitive young woman of good family, narrates in diary form the story of her fourteenth year—the year 1290. A Newbery Honor Book.

Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0078284007
ISBN-13: 9780078284007
6 Book Reviews
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  • raindrop07
    raindrop07Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:59 am55 stars
    Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is a great book for the adventurous and curious type! It follows the story of a girl named Catherine in a medieval manor as she rebels the ladylike, proper and obedient ways her family and place in society want her to be. When her father sets her up with an abominable suitor, Catherine has to find a way to stay free. I would definitely recommend this book and I think everyone should read it!
    • raindrop07
      raindrop07Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 10:44 am55 stars
      Catherine, Called Birdy by Karen Cushman is a great mind for the adventurous and curious type! It follows the story of a girl named Catherine in a medieval manor as she rebels the ladylike, proper and obedient ways her family and place in society want her to be. When her father sets her up with an abominable suitor, Catherine has to find a way to stay free. I would definitely recommend this book and I think everyone should read it!
      • breonnaThursday, April 4, 2019 at 11:12 am
        the best.
        • agocowgirl
          agocowgirlThursday, April 4, 2019 at 8:41 am44 stars
          This was a great book!! and I am in love with historical fiction! I really enjoyed Catherine's character! this book is so comical, yet sad at the same time. It is a pretty short read however over all I think this book was great! When I first got the book I thought UUUUUGGGGHHHH whyyyyy!! The cover looked ssooo boring! But I think everyone knows: "Don't judge a book by its cover." and that is the truth (I have done that so many times, you think I would have learned my lesson!) I reccomend this book because of how much I enjoyed it hope you enjoy it too!
          • meadowlark12
            meadowlark12Monday, January 15, 2018 at 11:45 am55 starsFeatured
            This book is a fast-moving, immensly witty, and entertaining book. Catherine is a rather independent and stubborn young teen living in the 1200's. Written as her personal diary, it explains her escapades and efforts she goes to in order to disgust future suitors. Her pranks, jokes, and personal achievments are entertainig to read about- not to mention the cures they come up with!
            • mysterygal
              mysterygalMonday, July 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm
              I read this book in school, and enjoyed it immensely! This book follows a year in the life of a teen living in the 1200's. Catherine has many adventures as her father tries to marry her off for money. In this book, Catherine describes the faults of living in that time period, with ticks and stinky privies. I giggled a lot as Catherine looked back on her pranks and parties, and trying to escape the grossest, foulest suitor her father could find!