Publish date: March 2001
Pages no: 134
Edition language: Italian
I liked this, though I found it fairly heavy-handed. Young Matilda has been raised by a priest to be humble but learned in Latin, to be obedient and not to question, to be a priggish pain in the tush, in other words. She's suddenly sent to live with Red Peg the Bonesetter, and oh, how Matilda hates ...
I like Karen Cushman a lot, she has a feeling for the telling details that allow her to tell a lot of story in a few words. The narration was engaging and the story was terrific and I enjoyed it very much.