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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Written by Laura Amy Schlitz & illustrated by Robert Byrd
Published by Candlewick Press
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Step back to an English village in 1255, where life plays out in dramatic vignettes illuminating twenty-two unforgettable characters. Winner of the Newbery Medal.

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.

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Who Wrote Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!

Laura Amy Schlitz
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Robert Byrd

Robert Byrd has been illustrating children’s books for over thirty years, and his works include the Newbery Medal-winning <i>Good Masters, Sweet Ladies</i>. He teaches illustration in Philadelphia. He lives in Haddonfield, New Jersey, with his wife.

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