Catherine, Called BirdyBook - 1994
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.
In her "witty, irreverent diary," Catherine describes her mother's efforts to turn her into a lady, her father's attempts to marry her off, and her resolve to be who she wants to be and live the life she chooses, despite the conventions governing girls of good family in medieval England. A Newbery Honor book. (School Library Journal, starred)
Baker & Taylor
During her fourteenth year, in the year 1290, Catherine keeps a diary in which she details her family's activities and conflicts, the life of their medieval English manor, and her own coming to maturity.
The thirteen-year-old daughter of an English country 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
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