Good masters! Sweet ladies! : voices from a medieval village (#0158DQ0)

by Schlitz, Laura Amy; illustrated by Byrd, Robert

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Paperback Candlewick Press, c2007, p2011
Price: USD 6.21
Description: x, 95 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 23 cm
Dewey: 812; Int Lvl: 3-6; Rd Lvl: 5.6
AR 5.6 MG 2 115900EN; LEX NP; F&P Z


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Hardcover Candlewick Press, 2007

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From Follett

Includes bibliographical references (page 92-95).;Hugo, the Lord's nephew -- Taggot, the blacksmith's daughter -- Will, the plowboy -- Alice, the shepherdess -- Thomas, the doctor's son -- Constance, the pilgrim -- Mogg, the villein's daughter -- Otho, the miller's son -- Jack, the half-wit -- Simon, the knight's son -- Edgar, the falconer's son -- Isobel, the Lord's daughter -- Barbary, the mud slinger -- Jacob Ben Salomon, the moneylender's son, and Petronella, the merchant's daughter -- Lowdy, the varlet's child -- Pask, the runaway -- Piers, the glassblower's apprentice -- Mariot and Maud, the glassblower's daughters -- Nelly, the sniggler -- Drogo, the tanner's apprentice -- Giles, the beggar. A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor.

From the Publisher
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.

Product Details
  • Publisher: Candlewick Press
  • Publication Date: September 13, 2011
  • Format: Paperback
  • Edition: 2nd pbk. ed.
  • Dewey: 812
  • Classifications: Nonfiction
  • Description: x, 95 pages : illustrations, map, music ; 23 cm
  • Tracings: Byrd, Robert, illustrator.
  • ISBN-10: 0-7636-5094-3
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7636-5094-0
  • Follett Number: 0158DQ0
  • Interest Level: 3-6
  • Reading Level: 5.6
  • ATOS Book Level: 5.6
  • AR Interest Level: MG
  • AR Points: 2
  • AR Quiz: 115900EN
  • Lexile: NP
  • Fountas & Pinnell: Z

Reviews & Awards
  • ALA Notable Children's Books, 2008
  • Book Links, 01/01/10
  • Book Links starred, 01/01/08
  • Booklist starred, 08/01/07
  • Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books starred, 09/01/07
  • Horn Book Magazine starred, 04/01/08
  • Kirkus Reviews starred, 07/15/07
  • Newbery Medal, 2008
  • School Library Journal starred, 08/01/07
  • Wilson's Children, 10/01/10
  • Wilson's Junior High School, 01/09/10

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