Laura Amy Schlitz
|Laura Amy Schlitz|
|Born||May 28, 1955
Baltimore, Maryland, USA
|Pen name||Published A Gypsy at Almack's, an Adult Romance Novel under the name of Chloe Cheshire|
|Occupation||Writer, and Lower School Librarian at Park School|
|Alma mater||Goucher College|
Laura Amy Schlitz (born May 28, 1955) is an American author of children's literature. She is a librarian and storyteller at The Park School in Brooklandville, Maryland.
She received the 2008 Newbery Medal for her children's book entitled Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village, and the 2013 Newbery Honor for her children's book, Splendors and Glooms. Her other published books are The Night Fairy (2010), The Bearskinner: A Tale of the Brothers Grimm (2007), A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006; the book won a Cybil Award that year), and The Hero Schliemann: The Dreamer Who Dug For Troy (2006).
Schlitz attended Goucher College in Towson, Maryland, and graduated in 1977.
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village comprises more than twenty one-person plays and two two-person plays. The 10 to 15 year old characters all live in or near a 13th-century English manor.
- A Drowned Maiden's Hair: A Melodrama (2006) Cybil Award winner
- The Hero Schliemann: the dreamer who dug for Troy (2006), (illustrated by Robert Byrd)
- The Bearskinner: a tale of the Brothers Grimm (2007), retold by Schlitz, (illustrated by Max Grafe)
- Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices from a Medieval Village (2007), Newbery Medal Winner (illustrated by Robert Byrd)
- The Night Fairy (2010), (illustrated by Angela Barrett)
- Splendors and Glooms (2012), Newbery Honor Winner
- Fire Spell (2012), (UK Edition of Splendors and Glooms)
Schlitz also wrote A Gypsy at Almack's, an adult romance novel, under the name of Chloe Cheshire.
- Baltimore Sun article about 2008 Newbery Medal (Archive - October 10, 2008)
- Park School article about 2013 Newbery Honor
- Miss Erin interview with Schlitz