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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village By Laura Amy Schlitz

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This book gives $1.25. High Five!

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village By Laura Amy Schlitz

$6.99 $5.24


Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters.

Maidens, monks, and millers' sons — in these pages, readers will meet them all. There's Hugo, the lord's nephew, forced to prove his manhood by hunting a wild boar; sharp-tongued Nelly, who supports her family by selling live eels; and the peasant's daughter, Mogg, who gets a clever lesson in how to save a cow from a greedy landlord. There's also mud-slinging Barbary (and her noble victim); Jack, the compassionate half-wit; Alice, the singing shepherdess; and many more. With a deep appreciation for the period and a grand affection for both characters and audience, Laura Amy Schlitz creates twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance. Illustrated with pen-and-ink drawings by Robert Byrd — inspired by the Munich-Nuremberg manuscript, an illuminated poem from thirteenth-century Germany — this witty, historically accurate, and utterly human collection forms an exquisite bridge to the people and places of medieval England.

Newbery Medal Winner 2008

  • Age Range: 10 and up 
  • Grade Level: 5 and up
  • Paperback: 96 pages
  • Publisher: Candlewick; 2 edition (September 13, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0763650943
  • ISBN-13: 978-0763650940
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 6.2 x 8.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces
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