UNLIMITED PDF ✓ Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village - by Laura Amy Schlitz Robert Byrd #2020

  • Title: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
  • Author: Laura Amy Schlitz Robert Byrd
  • ISBN: 9780763650940
  • Page: 458
  • Format: Paperback

  • Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village By Laura Amy Schlitz Robert Byrd 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 peStep 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 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.From the Hardcover edition.
    Laura Amy Schlitz Robert Byrd
    Laura Amy Schlitz is an American author of children s literature She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland.She received the 2008 Newbery Medal for her children s book entitled Good Masters Sweet Ladies Voices from a Medieval Village, 1 and the 2013 Newbery Honor for her children s book, Splendors and Glooms 2 She also won the 2016 Scott O Dell Award for Historical Fiction, the 2016 National Jewish Book Award, and the Sydney Taylor Book Award for her young adult book, The Hired Girl Her other published books are The Hero Schliemann The Dreamer Who Dug For Troy 2006 , A Drowned Maiden s Hair A Melodrama 2006 , which won a Cybils Award that year, The Bearskinner A Tale of the Brothers Grimm 2007 , The Night Fairy 2010.Schlitz attended Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and graduated in 1977.

    Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village By Laura Amy Schlitz Robert Byrd


    this was a lot fun that i thought it would be its written to be performed by children, as a series of monologues, mostly, so everyone gets a nice part and no one has to be the tree or the rock or anything so if you have 17 or so kids jen, im looking at you , you can perform this in the privacy of your own home or take to the streets and entertain the whole neighborhood i actually learned a few things about daily life in medieval times, and selected a part for myself barbary, the mud slinger , s [...]

    A nice play for Middle School students reflecting on different aspects of the Middle Ages Diverse angles of medieval society are adequately shown and leave enough room for interpretation and in depth studies.Good background information between the acts clarifies the context for young readers.Enjoyable read and perfect basis for school performances and dramatised, interactive history classes.

    I ll probably get comments from strangers on this, demanding I explain myself.I don t think this should have gotten the Newbery medal I know I ve ranted about the Newbery committee in the past, how they pick feel good books with emotional growth than plot development And I know that the Newbery medal is for excellence in writing in children s books, not for engrossing material that kids will eat up with spoons But they consistently choose books with adult appeal than kid appeal, books that wel [...]

    Jason Koivu
    Good lord Sweet jesus The seventeen short skits of varying quality herein were created for school childrenwell specifically for one of those private schools with The before its name You know, the ritzy titzy kind were it s a okay if little Johnny skips his other classes for the rest of the day because he refuses to leave off the catapult esque contraption he s working on for Ms Schlitz s project on the Middle Ages And when he fires rocks at the girls and breaks a window he is not suspended or ev [...]

    Do you chuckle at Chaucer Have a secret compulsion to read Karen Cushman, even though you re all grown up If so, I think you ll relish every one of these diverse characters from medieval times.

    It is not often that I find myself truly torn about a book s accolades I find, however, that this is is true with Schlitz s 2008 Newbery winner, Good Masters Sweet Ladies The book has numerous strengths The art is reminiscent of medieval woodcuttings, and it is their simplicity that gives the collection of soliloquies a folksy, charming touch It is not just the drawings that give the book its power Schlitz has a wonderful sense of humor, as evidenced by the particularly amusing soliloquies of Lo [...]

    Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
    Well this certainly deserved the Newbery Medal Schlitz did a beautiful job of making the individual voices in the monologues and two dialogues sound true Reading them all gives you a picture of what life was like for various classes of people in medieval times The dialogues reminded me of Paul Fleischman s Joyful Noise, where sometimes the 2 people spoke together and sometimes they spoke alone I like the concept of the book monologues where every actor gets to be the star and hope she writes Hi [...]

    The Library Lady
    Here s the Newbery winner It s a 4 star book But what kid is going to WANT to read it Don t get me wrong I d have read it But I was heavily into Eleanor of Aquitaine, Robin Hood and medieval history still am and lapped up anything I could get on the subject.Most kids weren t and aren t on my wavelength.It s a beautifully designed book It s well researched her period details are spot on But I m not sure about the language I don t think there are clear differences between the vocabulary of the tut [...]

    My favorite children s book of the year so far.Seventeen monologues from young people in an English village about 1255 This is about as perfect a volume as could be It is lovely, its research is solid, Laura Amy Schlitz writes like an angel, teachers all over the country will be weeping with joy and relief, and librarians will love it Not only that, I think the kids will, too Fabulous.

    I love this book so much It s one of my favorite books of medieval times There is so much childhood simplicity to this book but it s educational all together There are different stories, poems and characters if one chose to create a play of medieval times with a group of people.

    Marika Gillis
    The author of this delightful children s book, Laura Amy Schlitz, is a school librarian She wrote this 2008 Newbery Award winner for a group of her students who were studying the Middle Ages Her desire was to provide enough short plays so that each of the 17 children in each class could share equally in the performance and demonstration of this period of history.And, boy, do the Middle Ages come alive in these plays Set in a medieval manor in England in 1255, these unforgettable and interconnect [...]

    Elizabeth Westlund
    This book is broken down into a series of vignettes, each depicting the life of a person in the medieval times era of history These are told in first person and are a brief moment in the life of a wide array of characters from this time period Some examples include Isobel, the Lord s daughter, Jack, the half wit or Piers, the glassblower s apprentice This book does a good job at showing what life was like during Medieval times, and how it varied greatly based on your position and role in society [...]

    As a medieval historian and a mother, I m constantly searching for books that talk about the middle ages in an accessible yet accurate way Sure, there are lots of cute books out there about knights, and even some really good non fiction for older kids Usborne does it best But this book completely deserves the Newberry Medal it got The poetry is beautiful, the stories she tells for each character in the manor whom she profiles is moving, and the details are meticulously correct and add a level of [...]

    The context in which this book was written is charming enough a school librarian wrote a series of monologues and dialogues for fifth graders to perform as a play, so that they could all be the stars In practice, I found it pretty painful to read It took me several tries, but I finally got through it Some reviews claim that it is better listened to, or seen as a play, but performances I found on YouTube didn t add to my enjoyment.It may be that I don t have much of a taste for stories written in [...]

    I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this book Laura Amy Schlitz wrote these short one person plays for 7th graders at her private Balti middle school The book begins with a short introduction and a map of the medieval village that includes each character I liked the feel of each play there s a subtle rhythm and some rhyming to many of the plays but they read like dialog The plays also overlap just enough to give insight to other characters Schlitz also includes a few factual sections to provi [...]

    There isn t much of a story here, and I wish it was longer But Shlitz s craft is impeccable she switches between forms of poetry and prose, and it s an amazingly effective way to create different voices This isn t much than a ten minute read, but it s a good one.

    What a fun, creative book this was

    Shu Xiao
    I m not sure if the book s appeal to youth, but I find it fascinating.

    Mrs. Murfee
    I regret this little gem has been on my bookshelf for 10 years, and I am only now getting to it I absolutely loved The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer, and feel this book is a cleverly disguised young reader inspiration of it How many books, movies, etc focus on the nobility of the day The author does a wonderful job of bringing the common folk to life and making the reader sympathetic to their daily interaction with one another Even though this was written for middle school aged children, I m hopin [...]

    First things first I listened to Good Masters Sweet Ladies as an audiobook I m trying to give audiobooks of a try, and this one seemed like a good candidate, given that it s a set of dramatic monologues and two dialogues , written specifically for performance This proved to be a good choice The cast Christina Moore and several others is excellent, and the production and incidental music is tasteful and professional If you have the opportunity, I d highly recommend giving it a listen.As for the [...]

    A beautiful and well written book that most children would probably not stick with or much appreciate on their own It begs to be done on the stage It was fairly riveting to a van full of children, ages 9 14, as we listened on a long road trip cross country The competition was DVD movies, Game Boy and IPod That says something.My favorite piece was Jacob Ben Salomon The Moneylender s Son and Petronella The Merchant s Daughter It portrayed two children, a Jew and a Christian, who go to the river fo [...]

    Reading this engaging little book in November, I was impressed, once again, with the ease of my life and the multitude of my blessings, for which I am ever thankful.Good Masters Sweet Ladies is a collection of short poems and prose giving voice to 23 young people tied to a medieval manor Each is a soliloquy, originally intended to be recited as a class presentation about the Middle Ages From the adventures of Hugo, the lord s nephew, to the conniving of Giles, the beggar, we get a glimpse of ma [...]

    Heads up to all of you who love Medieval Times This book won the Newbery Award for 2007 and I think like many others, I was slow to read it because it didn t look like a Newbery Award winner What a mistake This book is so good And it only takes about an hour to read It was developed by a librarian for students studying the middle ages It is a series of monologues about kids living at that time The sidebars and inserted pages give historical details about what the children are talking about You h [...]

    I absolutely loved this book I ve always had an interest in the medieval time period so grateful that I didn t live then and was curious about this little book It s meant for young readers, but it s rather sophisticated in theme, style, and vocabulary, so I think it would be best for middle school or older ages or upper elementary with a parent or teacher to explain some of the challenging aspects, especially the poverty, disease, early death, and incredible darkness of daily life The book is pr [...]

    Is the subject interesting Yes, to me, anyway.Are the monologues dialogues well written Yes.Is it historically accurate Probably, though I m no expert in medieval history.Would I have picked this up and read it on my own in the fifth grade I doubt it.The explanatory notes are helpful, but I really cannot see a preteen student enjoying this book if they aren t already interested in medieval times I also can t imagine my own very ordinary public elementary or middle schools ever getting that much [...]

    Caroline Daniel
    o Summary This book tells about different villagers from the medieval times We learn about different people and the things that they went through and did It is written to be a poem o Grade level 6tho Appropriate classroom use when teaching about poetryo Individual students who might benefit from reading students who are advanced enough to comprehend poetry It could be difficult for all readers to understand o Small group use Students who need to work on their poetry reading could read this in sm [...]

    A collection of twenty two plays depicting what life during the Medieval times might have been like.I was very excited to read the 2008 Newbery Award winner and while this book did entertain me, I was disappointed with the content and didn t think that it deserved the medal I liked the poems that you could perform as skits, they were amusing and did a fair job of describing Medieval life I thought this was a good book, and that is its problem It is only good not outstanding or absolutely amazing [...]

    Teri Pardue
    My daughter in sixth grade will be reading this book in her English class and her teacher was kind enough to loan me a copy over the October break I was blown away This is an incredible collection of monologues told by an assortment of fictional children dwelling in a Medieval Village The depth and complexity of each child s story that is viewed through the small windows of these poems is really an enormous feat and I must applaud Schlitz, a school librarian, for creating such a beautiful book.T [...]

    Lars Guthrie
    This is one of the four recent Newbery winners which Anita Silvey cited as evidence that the literary prize judges have possibly lost their way see my Lar s Library piece on Neil Gaiman below , and it s the second of them I have read While I don t agree that The Higher Power of Lucky should not have taken the award, I do think this one is questionable It s a pleasant enough book that Schlitz put together for a class presentation, but so much else came out in 2007 Elijah of Buxton, one of the Hon [...]

    This is a really cool book, written by a librarian who wanted to give her students a chance to each act out the part of a typical denizen of a good sized medieval village in the year 1255 It consists of 22 monologues, each from the point of view of one member of the town, which serves to both give the reader an emotional sense of what it may have been like to live at the time, and also imparts a lot of factual information Footnotes and sections titled A Little Background offer in depth informat [...]

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