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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village



by
Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrated by
Robert Byrd

Edition
-
Publisher
Candlewick
Imprint
Candlewick
ISBN
9780763615789

Awards and Honors
Winner of the 2008 Newbery Medal | ALA Notable Book for Older Readers | Booklist Editor’s Choice 2007 | The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Bulletin Blue Ribbon, 2007 | Kirkus Reviews – Best Children’s Books 2007 | CCBC Choices 2008, Historical Places, People, and Events | School Library Journal – Best Books 2007 | NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2008, Social Interactions/Relationships
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Setting: An English manor, 1255. Dramatis personae: a gentle shepherdess who sings all night to a dying sheep, a crippled pilgrim who seeks a cure at Saint Winifred's Well, a lord's nephew who dreads hunting boar with his uncle, a tanner's apprentice who defends the stink of leathermaking, and more. Here are nineteen monologues and two dialogues full of the intriguing (and sometimes gruesome) details of medieval life. Full-color ink and watercolor illustrations. Foreword. Bibliography. Winner of the 2008 Newbery Medal.

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Format

Print

Page Count

96

Trim Size

7 1/16" x 10 1/4"

Dewey

812.6

AR

5.6: points 2

Lexile

NP

Genre

Dramatic monologues and dialogues.

Scholastic Reading Counts

7

JLG Release

Sep 2007

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Topics

Hunting. Bravery. Fear. May Day. Beauty. Shoeing horses. Attraction. Shyness. Plowing. Division of wealth. The three field system. Caring for animals. Music. Medicine. Payment. Medieval pilgrimages. Deformity. Faith. Death. Cruelty. The law. Unfairness. Deception. Bread. Class antagonism. Insults. Empathy. Friendship. The Crusades. Impoverished nobility. Falconry. Disobedience. Punishment. Meanness. Regret. Gender roles. Anti-Semitism. Mistrust. Fleas. Freedom. Hunger. Kindness. Glassblowing. Masters and apprentices. Marriage. Pollution. Water. Business. Begging. Shamming.

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Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist*, The Horn Book Magazine, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*, School Library Journal*

Horn Book

Schlitz presents seventeen monologues and two dialogues about life in the Middle Ages. Rhythm and style vary, from breathless phrases describing a boar hunt to more lighthearted rhymes. Schlitz conveys information about class, attitudes, and social practices through the monologues, footnote-like sidebars, and six spreads titled "A Little Background." Byrd's pen-and-ink illustrations in opulent colors are pristine and elegant.

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Horn Book

Schlitz presents seventeen monologues and two dialogues about life in the Middle Ages. Rhythm and style vary, from breathless phrases describing a boar hunt to more lighthearted rhymes. Schlitz conveys information about class, attitudes, and social practices through the monologues, footnote-like sidebars, and six spreads titled "A Little Background." Byrd's pen-and-ink illustrations in opulent colors are pristine and elegant.

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