Good Masters!
Sweet Ladies!

Voices from a Medieval Village
by Laura Amy Schlitz
illustrated by Robert Byrd

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 for this book

Interest Level:  Grade 5+               DRA Level: 70
Grade Equivalent: 7.6                   
Guided Reading: Z

See Inside this book

Below are sample pages from inside this powerful, illustrated book. To see larger versions, please click on the images.

This book was an honoree for the prestigious Newbery Award for best children's literature. Click to see the full list of Newbery Award Winners.

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Betsy, Cindy, and Virginia
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