Matilda Bone

by Karen Cushman

Another winning medieval era novel with an incomparable heroine by the Newbery medalist Karen Cushman. With witty dialogue and richly authentic detail, Cushman tells the story of a girl who is transported from her days of study and prayer at the manor to become a bonesetter's assistant in the slums of an English village.

  • Format: Paperback
  • ISBN-13/ EAN: 9780547722429
  • ISBN-10: 0547722427
  • Pages: 176
  • Publication Date: 08/26/2014
  • Carton Quantity: 24

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  • About the Book
    "Will capture readers' imaginations and hearts." —VOYA

     

    To Blood and Bone Alley, home of leech, barber-surgeon, and apothecary, comes Matilda, raised by a priest to be pious and learned, and now destined to assist Red Peg the Bonesetter. Matilda is appalled by the worldliness of her new surroundings and yearns for the days at the manor when all she did was study and pray. Filled with the witty dialogue and richly authentic detail that Karen Cushman's work is known for, Matilda Bone is a compelling comic novel about a girl who learns to see herself and others clearly, to laugh, and to live contentedly in this world.
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    "This humorous, frank look at life in the medical quarters in medieval times shows readers that love and compassion, laughter and companionship, are indeed the best medicine." School Library Journal, Starred

    The "fascinating information [in the afterword] is just as interesting as Matilda's tale." Horn Book

    Editor's Pick. Highly Recommended. "It has become my favorite Cushman book." Book Report

    "The plight of thirteen-year-old Matilda will capture readers' imaginations and hearts." VOYA (Voice of Youth Advocates)

    "Reader's who've appreciated Cushman's medieval visions will want to travel back with her again here." The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
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