Daily Archives: February 3, 2008

Thoughts on Newbery: poesy galore’s view

Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!, in spite of not looking like a book one might naturally gravitate to as a kid (or an adult, maybe), turns out to be one of the more interesting Newbery Medal choices of the decade (admittedly, not that sexy a decade for Newberys). It’s also the first time since 1989 that a non-novel has taken the medal (it was Paul Fleischman’s Joyful Noise: Poems for Two Voices in ’89). And it seems like Good Masters! will be a “lasting contribution that fills a void”–something so silly-sounding I need to put it in quotation marks to palate it, but something true. It’s possible kids will even get into it (if only for the maggoty cheese).

Read the whole review at: poesy galore: Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!


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