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Publisher Comments:

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!

About the Author

Karen Cushman has a long-standing interest in history. She says, "I grew tired of hearing about kings, princes, generals and presidents. I wanted to know what life was like for ordinary young people in other times." Research into medieval English history and culture led to the writing of Catherine Called Birdy,winner of the 1995 Newbery Honor Award, and The Midwife's Apprentice, winner of the 1996 Newbery Medal. Her research moved in a new diredtion as she learned about nineteenth century women and children for The Ballad of Lucy Whipple.

Ms. Cushman was born in Chicago, Illinois. She received an M.A. in Human Behavior and one in Museum Studies. She and her husband and daughter share their Oakland, California, home with two cats, a dog and a rabbit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060739423
Publisher:
HarperTrophy LANGUAGE: eng
Subject:
Classics
Author:
Cushman, Karen
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - History
Subject:
Historical - Medieval
Edition Description:
Harper Trophy
Publication Date:
20040601
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.68x5.14x.53 in. .34 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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