Catherine, Called Birdy

Karen Cushman

Ages 12+
04 December 2014
240 pages


Meet Birdy, not your average damsel in distress, in Karen Cushman's Catherine, Called Birdy. A funny, coming-of-age novel about a fourteen-year-old girl's fight for freedom and right to self-determination in medieval England.

Catherine's in trouble. Caught between a mother who is determined to turn her into the perfect medieval lady and a father who wants her to marry her off to much older and utterly repulsive suitor.

Luckily, Catherine has a plan. She has experience outwitting suitors and is ready to take matters into her own hands . . .