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Matilda Bone  - 1st Edition/1st Printing by  Karen Cushman - First Edition; First Printing - 2000 - from Books Tell You Why, Inc. and Biblio.com

Matilda Bone - 1st Edition/1st Printing

by Cushman, Karen

Condition: As New in As New dust jacket


New York: Clarion Books. As New in As New dust jacket. 2000. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. 0395881560 . A beautiful first edition/first printing in As New condition in alike dust-jacket; Matilda Bones has a lot to learn as she serves Red Peg the Bonesetter in Blood and Bone Alley. Her young life up to now has been sheltered by scholarly pursuits and prayer. Award-winning young adult writer Karen Cushman tells the comic story of Matilda as she finds her way in Medieval Times among magic and medicine .

In her long-awaited new novel, Newbery medalist Karen Cushman assembles a cast of unforgettable characters in a fascinating and pungent setting: the medical quarter of a medieval English village. 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. To Matilda’s dismay, her work will not involve Latin or writing, but lighting the fire, going to market, mixing plasters and poultices, and helping Peg treat patients. 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. Lonely and misunderstood, she seems destined for a fate as tragic as that of any of the sharp-tongued saints she turns to for advice. 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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