Catherine Called Birdy (Abridged‪)‬

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Publisher Description

Karen Cushman's Newbery Honor-winning book tells the story of a medieval girl who works to avoid the marriage her father has arranged for her during her 14th year.

Contained in this program is Catherine's diary -- Catherine, called Little Bird or Birdy, daughter of Rollo and the lady Aislinn, sister to Thomas, Edward, and the abominable Robert.

Begun this 12th day of September in the year of Our Lord 1290...I am commanded to write an account of my days. I am bit by fleas and plagued by family...Tangled my spinning again. Corpus bones, what a torture...Spent two hours embroidering a cloth for the church and three hours picking out the stitches after my mother saw it...Picked off twenty-nine fleas today.

Catherine's mother wants to teach her the skills of the lady of the manor and to prepare her to be a gentle and patient wife. Her father wants only to see her married off, and profitably. Catherine fancies herself a painter, a Crusader, a maker of songs, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer...Of all the possibilities, she has ruled out only one: being sold like cheese to the highest bidder.

Against a vivid backdrop of everyday life on a medieval English manor, Catherine's earthy, spirited account of her fourteenth year is a richly entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine.

GENRE
Kids & Young Adults
NARRATOR
KM
Kate Maberly
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
03:00
hr min
RELEASED
2000
July 5
PUBLISHER
Listening Library
SIZE
180.3
MB

Customer Reviews

kagjohns ,

Question

Why is there 2 books audio books but one is 3 hours and the other is 6 hours? I started reading the 6 hour one because that is the book my teacher gave us but it doesn't match the book. Are they both the same?

ginganinja173 ,

UGHHHH

PLEASE SAVE YOURSELF SOME TIME AND JUST READ THE BOOK. It’s skips over multiple chapters/days in the book and doesn’t match it. I WASTED MY MONEY. DO NOT BUY.

Pokefan chase ,

Don't get it

The only reson I got this is because I hate to read in I haft to read it
It boarding I almost fell asleep! Don't get it

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