Journey back in time to medieval England and meet 22 unforgettable characters that live in a typical English village in the year 1255. You'll meet maidens, lords, a greedy landlord, a singing shepardess, monks ...a whole range of interesting period characters. Schlitz's riveting portraits that are witty, historically accurate, and accompanied by drawings inspired by a famous medieval illuminated poem. This is a fantastic classroom resource for any classroom but an absolute must have if you teach the Middle Ages.
Awards Won by this Book:
- Newbery Medal 2008
- American Library Association Notable Children's Book 2008
- National Council for Teachers of English Notable Children's Book
- National Council for the Social Studies Notable Trade Book
- School Library Journal Best Book of 2007
Reading Levels: Interest Level: Grade 5+ / Grade Level Equivalent: 7.6 / DRA Level: 70 / Guided Reading: Z
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