Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Voices From A Medieval Village

Book - 2007
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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.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press, c2007.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780763615789
Branch Call Number: J 812.6 Schl
Characteristics: 85 p. : col. ill. ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Byrd, Robert


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Lovestoread5 Jul 13, 2018

I was prepared to not like this book, but found it pleasantly surprising indeed. It was insightful into the lives of village folks and how they interact with one another, through suffering and kindnesses shown to some. It was a good, quick read.

Chapel_Hill_MarthaW May 19, 2015

I approached this with a fair amount of trepidation -- monologues about a medieval village for kids? Really? -- but ended up liking it quite a bit. I still think it probably won the Newbery just because the committee that year wanted to pick something unusual, but this was actually quite entertaining -- it paints a vivid portrait of life in the Middle Ages in a very small number of pages, and uses footnotes to convey historical background without getting too bogged down in details. Surprisingly enjoyable. (And educational!)

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Oct 19, 2011

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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