|Catherine, Called Birdy (1994) [Novel]|
by Karen Cushman
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Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man -- any
rich man, no matter how awful.
But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded suitor from the north comes to call -- by far the oldest, ugliest, most revolting suitor of them all.
Unfortunately, he is also the richest.
Can a sharp-tongued, high-spirited, clever young maiden with a mind of her own actually lose the battle against an ill-mannered, piglike lord and an unimaginative, greedy toad of a father?
Deus! Not if Catherine has anything to say about it!
Original title: Catherine, Called Birdy
Genre: Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Historical Fiction
Fiction→ Children & Young Adult→ Humorous Fiction