Matilda Bone

Matilda Bone

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Into the fascinating, pungent setting of Blood and Bone Alley, home of leech, barber-surgeon, and apothecary, comes Matilda, raised by a priest to disdain worldly affairs and focus on spiritual matters. To Matilda's dismay, her work will not involve Latin or writing, but practical tasks: lighting the fire, going to market, mixing plasters and poultices, and helping Peg treat patients. She is appalled by the worldliness of her new surroundings, and the sharp-tongued saints she turns to for advice are no help at all.

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. Author’s note.

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  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547722429

  • ISBN-10: 0547722427

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 08/26/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 850L
    • Guided Reading Level X

Karen Cushman
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Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman's acclaimed historical novels include Catherine, Called Birdy, a Newbery Honor winner, and The Midwife's Apprentice, which received the Newbery Medal. She lives on Vashon Island in Washington State. Visit her online at karencushman.com and on Twitter @cushmanbooks.
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  • reviews

    "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

Available Resources

Related Categories

  • Format: Paperback

  • ISBN-13/EAN: 9780547722429

  • ISBN-10: 0547722427

  • Pages: 176

  • Price: $7.99

  • Publication Date: 08/26/2014

  • Carton Quantity: 24

  • Age(s): 10,11,12

  • Grade(s): 5-7

  • Reading Level:

    • Lexile Reading Level 850L
    • Guided Reading Level X

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