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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

By Laura Amy Schlitz
Illustrated by Robert Byrd

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.

  • This witty and historically accurate collection forms a bridge to the people and places of medieval England.
  • Includes twenty-two riveting portraits and linguistic gems equally suited to silent reading or performance.

About the author

Laura Amy Schlitz is the author of "The Hero Schliemann" and " A Drowned Maiden's Hair". She has also worked as a playwright and her plays for young people have been produced in theaters all over America.

About the illustrator

Robert Byrd teaches children s book illustration at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. He is the author-illustrator of many books.

ISBN: 9780763643324
Imprint: Candlewick
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Trade Paperback
Release Date: February 1, 2009
Dimensions: 180 x 260mm, 96pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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