The hilarious diary of Catherine (called Birdy) in the year 1291. Catherine is 14. It's high time she was married - or that's what her father thinks. But Catherine is going to do everything she can to get rid of Shaggy Beard, the most disgusting suitor, 'whose breath smells like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make music, who is ugly ...Read MoreThe hilarious diary of Catherine (called Birdy) in the year 1291. Catherine is 14. It's high time she was married - or that's what her father thinks. But Catherine is going to do everything she can to get rid of Shaggy Beard, the most disgusting suitor, 'whose breath smells like the mouth of Hell, who makes wind like others make music, who is ugly and old'. And she has no intention of becoming the perfect medieval lady like her mother wants, either. Whether she's grappling with spinning, or giving tips on flea removal, Catherine's fight for freedom is as funny as it is poignant. But can she find a better life for herself?Read Less
Fine. No dust jacket as issued. Signed by author. SIGNED BY AUTHOR-LOOKS NEW-CLEAN AND TIGHT BOOK. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 224 p. Audience: Children/juvenile; Young adult. SIGNED BY AUTHOR-LOOKS NEW-CLEAN AND TIGHT BOOK. Newbery Honor Book. K-Cushman, Karen, HarperTrophy paperback, 1995. Adolescence/Coming of Age; Classics; England; Feminine; Fiction; General; Historical; Juvenile Fiction; Medieval; Medieval (500-1453); Middle Ages
Good. This vintage 1995 first edition paperback book has survived the years in good shape, has clearly been read but has sound binding, no marks, a good condition used book. Cover is creased and binding is wavy. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions. listed by AFMendoPower Employment Services will immediately and carefully pack this book in high-quality bubble lined, envelopes. Then we send you a confirmation e-mail. We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. 0395681863. Inscribed by author: "For Kelly, Happy birthday! May all your dreams come true. All the best, Karen Cushman. 7 August 1995." Defects: Spine and boards faintly rubbed. Interior clean, binding tight. Dustjacket faintly rubbed, Newbery honor sticker on front panel.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 169 pages; Studio kvk black/gold childcat fictcat; Signed by Author.
Very Good in Very Good jacket. Signed by Author Third printing. Publisher's plate SIGNED by the author pasted on front free endsheet. Light general wear to book & jacket, minor stains on fore-edge. Newbery Honor book.
Cute story, almost insightful. There's one line in this book that has stayed with me, even though it's been nearly six months since I read it. The plot itself is merely cute, though funny enough, the characters (except maybe Catherine) are interesting while reading, but almost forgettable afterwards. It was meant to be a cute weekend read, and it was. But still -- that line -- "You won't be asked why you weren't" I've forgotten his name. That stuck with me.
Anyways, it's a cute, funny, imaginative book, good for a quick read.
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