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Matilda Bone

by Cushman, Karen

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New York: Clarion Books, 2000 167 pgs. Hard cover with cloth spine, slight spine lean; color illustrated dust jacket with foxing to verso, slight curl to edges, original price intact ($15.00). The story of a girl in medieval times, used to life in the manor, struggles in her new role on the streets as an assistant to the bonesetter. Jacket artwork by Trina Schart Hyman. Cushman was awarded the Newbery Medal for her book The Midwife's Apprentice.. First Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Trina Schart Hyman (Jacket Art). 8vo.

Synopsis

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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Bookseller
E M Maurice Books, LLC, ABAA US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
010365
Title
Matilda Bone
Author
Cushman, Karen
Illustrator
Trina Schart Hyman (Jacket Art)
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Jacket Condition
Very Good
Edition
First Printing
Publisher
Clarion Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2000
Size
8vo
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Medieval Medicine

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