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Catherine, Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

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Description:

In 1290, her 14th year, Catherine begins a diary that quickly fills with the irrepressible joys and frustrations of her days. Always looking for ways to avoid drudging hours of embroidery, Birdy fills her time with pranks, celebrations of feast days, and local gossip. Wriggling out of her father’s plans to find a prosperous husband for her proves to be Birdy’s greatest challenge. As each prospective suitor appears, Birdy blacks her teeth, drools, and does her best to scare him off. These mischievous tricks work until Shaggy Beard, the richest one of all, arrives with his fat purse of silver. Karen Cushman does careful research for each of her books, so Birdy’s lively journal is sprinkled with the vivid, personal details of life in medieval England. Catherine, Called Birdy is a Newbery Honor Book. It was chosen as an ALA Children’s Notable Book, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jenny Sterlin

Length:

6h 32m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:17


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

20:22


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

56:37


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

27:55


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

35:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

22:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

31:39


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

26:48


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

18:37


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

26:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

24:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:11


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

35:34


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

10:11