Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village (Paperback)

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    Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of THE HERO SCHLIEMANN: THE DREAMER WHO DUG FOR TROY and A DROWNED MAIDEN'S HAIR. She wrote the pieces in GOOD MASTERS! SWEET LADIES! for students at the Park School in Baltimore, where she works as a librarian. She has also worked as a storyteller, a costumer, an actress, and a playwright; her plays for young people have been produced in theaters all over the country. Laura Amy Schlitz lives in Baltimore.

    Robert Byrd teaches children’s book illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is the author-illustrator of many books, including LEONARDO: BEAUTIFUL DREAMER; FINN MACCOUL AND HIS FEARLESS WIFE; and THE HERO AND THE MINOTAUR. He also illustrated Laura Amy Schlitz’s first book for children, THE HERO SCHLIEMANN, about the life of a nineteenth-century amateur archaeologist. Robert Byrd lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey.


    From the Hardcover edition.
    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.


    From the Hardcover edition.

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    ISBN 9780763650940
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Drama
    Format Paperback
    Pages 95
    Publisher Date 2011-09-13 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Candlewick Pr
    Copyright Year 2007
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.25 in
    Unit weight 0.3 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Voices from a Medieval Village
    Edition Number 2
    Audience Children/juvenile
    Authors Schlitz, Laura Amy

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