Catherine, Called Birdy
published in 2012


Appropriate age:
Tween/Young Teen (age 12-14)
Reading level:
Grade 7
Genres: Fiction, Humor, Historical Fiction
Culture: Europe
Subjects: Family, Women, History, Middle Ages, Birds, Cats, Humor


Catherine one day hopes to become a painter, a Crusader, a peddler, a minstrel, a monk, a wart charmer... anything besides being sold like a cheese to the highest bidder. Winner of the Newbery Honor, this richly entertaining story with an utterly unforgettable heroine now features a new introduction by Linda Sue Park.