Laura Amy Schlitz





Laura Amy Schlitz


Born
in Baltimore, Maryland, The United States
May 28, 1955

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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 (
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Average rating: 3.82 · 27,214 ratings · 4,690 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Splendors and Glooms

3.81 avg rating — 7,692 ratings — published 2012 — 18 editions
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The Hired Girl

3.97 avg rating — 6,270 ratings — published 2015
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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!...

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A Drowned Maiden's Hair

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“My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”
Laura Amy Schlitz

“You know how it is. Someone pretends to love you, and you give too much away.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, Splendors and Glooms

“But I think the most important thing those books gave me was a kind of faith. My books promised me that life wasn’t just made up of workaday tasks and prosaic things. The world is bigger and more colorful and more important than that.”
Laura Amy Schlitz, The Hired Girl
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