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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Voices From A Medieval Village
Schlitz, Laura Amy (Book - 2007 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

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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.
Authors: Schlitz, Laura Amy
Title: Good masters! Sweet Ladies!
voices from a medieval village
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. :, Candlewick Press,, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: 85 p. :,col. ill. ;,27 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Laura Amy Schlitz ; illustrated by Robert Byrd
Contents: 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
Drago, the tanner's apprentice
Giles, the beggar
Summary: 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.
Awards & Distinctions: ["
A Junior Library Guild selection", "
Newbery Medal, 2008", "
Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2008"]
Additional Contributors: Byrd, Robert
ISBN: 0763615781
Branch Call Number: j 812.6 S344g 2007
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Report This Jun 22, 2013
  • davewhitaker rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

My review here: http://writbywhit.blogspot.com/2013/05/good-masters-sweet-ladies-voices-from.html

Report This Oct 19, 2011
  • edwardbasse rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is one of the most creative and original books I’ve read in a long time. A series of monologues written for young students, this book uses inventive language and character insight to provide a bigger picture of life in the Middle Ages. What stands out is Schlitz’s unwavering commitment to presenting the brutal reality of the time period: the high infant mortality rate, the constant threat of plague or crop ruin, and, most importantly, the daily struggle to survive under the pressures of agro-economic manorialism. While much of this would fly over childrens’ heads, many parents will be moved by the elegance of Schlitz’ presentation of these historical discrepancies. Highly recommended for all readers.


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