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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From A Medieval Village Books Candlewick Press | Alder & Alouette

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices From A Medieval Village

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Newbery Medal Winner! 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.

 

AWARDS AND ACCOLADES

  • Newbery Medal Winner, 2008
  • Parents Choice Gold Award Winner, 2008
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award Nominee, 2009
  • Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended Ten to Fourteen, 2008
  • Cybils Finalist, 2007

 


DETAILS

  • Written by Laura Amy Schlitz and illustrated by Robert Byrd.
  • Published by Candlewick Press, July 24, 2007 (Hardcover) and September 13, 2011 (Softcover).
  • Ages 10 to 14 years
  • 0.33" H x 9.06" L x 6.32" W (0.29 lbs) 96 pages (softcover) and 0.6" H x 10.3" L x 7.5" W (1.2 lbs) 85 pages (hardcover)
  • Softcover is grayscale and hardcover is full color.