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Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! by Laura Amy Schlitz
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May 16, 08


Written by a local school librarian; winner of the latest Newbery Award. When I read about it it sounded very much like one of those Newbery's that no kid would actually read. But it was very good. It's a series of monologues of young (10-15 years old) residents of a medieval village, from the lord's daughter to a runaway slave to a glassblower's apprentice. The monologues vary--some are poetry, some are verse, some are prose. But what makes it really neat is that they interact and resonate with others in the collection. So we hear from the lord's daughter that she's been hit with a clod of dirt while walking through the village, but then we hear later from the person who threw it, and why. Well written, quick read, nice pictures. I liked it!
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