Monday, April 28, 2008

Book Review #50
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices From a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz
Rating: two stars (out of four)

A collection of twenty-two plays depicting what life during the Medieval times might have been like.

I was very excited to read the 2008 Newbery Award winner and while this book did entertain me, I was disappointed with the content and didn't think that it deserved the medal.  I liked the poems that you could perform as skits, they were amusing and did a fair job of describing Medieval life.  I thought this was a good book, and that is its problem.  It is only "good" not "outstanding" or "absolutely amazing!" as I've come to expect from the Newbery Award.  I'd recommend this book, but it's not a must-read.

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