4) Matilda Bone
Read the book behind Lena Dunham's acclaimed new movie! This historical fiction classic, told in the form of a diary, has drawn in generations of readers and is a Newbery Honor Book.
Catherine feels trapped. Her father is determined to marry her off to a rich man—any rich man, no matter how awful.
But by wit, trickery, and luck, Catherine manages to send several would-be husbands packing. Then a shaggy-bearded...
A poor girl in medieval England gains a name, a purpose, and a future in this "delightful"* and beloved Newbery Medal-winning book. Now with a new cover!
* "A truly delightful introduction to a world seldom seen in children's literature." —School Library Journal*, starred review
* "A fascinating view of a far distant time." —Horn Book, starred review