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Schlitz, Laura Amy

Overview
Works: 30 works in 183 publications in 6 languages and 25,732 library holdings
Genres: Juvenile works  Fiction  Drama  Monologues (Drama)  History  Historical fiction  Action and adventure fiction  Fantasy fiction  Adventure stories  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3619.C43, FIC
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Most widely held works about Laura Amy Schlitz
 
Most widely held works by Laura Amy Schlitz
Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval village by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2015 in English and Chinese and held by 5,777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor
The night fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 3,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently
A drowned maiden's hair : a melodrama by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 3,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, eleven-year-old Maud is adopted by three spinster sisters moonlighting as mediums who take her home and reveal to her the role she will play in their seances
Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2017 in English and Chinese and held by 2,471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late
The hero Schliemann : the dreamer who dug for Troy by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the archaeologist who discovered the lost city of Troy. Archaeologist? Mythmaker? Crook? This engaging, illustrated biography of Heinrich Schliemann - a nineteenth-century romantic who most believe did find the ancient city of Troy - reveals him to be a fascinating mixture of all three. From the time Heinrich Schliemann was a boy - or so he said - he knew he was destined to dig for lost cities and find buried treasure. And if Schliemann had his way, history books would honor him to this day as one of the greatest archaeologists who ever lived. But a little digging into the life of Schliemann himself reveals that this nineteenth-century self-made man had a funny habit of taking liberties with the truth. Like the famous character of his hero, the poet Homer, Schliemann was a crafty fellow and an inventor of stories, a traveler who had been shipwrecked and stranded and somehow survived. And Heinrich Schliemann was determined to become a legend like Homer - but in his own time. Following this larger-than-life character from his poor childhood in Germany to his achievement of wealth as a merchant in Russia, from his first haphazard dig for the city of Ilium to his final years living in a pseudo "Palace of Troy," this engrossing tale paints a portrait of contradictions - a man at once stingy and lavishly generous, a scholar both shrewd and reckless, a speaker of twenty-two languages and a health fanatic addicted to cold sea baths. Laura Amy Schlitz weaves historical facts among Schliemann's fanciful recollections, while Robert Byrd's illustrations evoke his life and times in wonderful detail
The hired girl by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 1,726 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of a woman with a future. Newbery Medalist Laura Amy Schlitz relates Joan's journey from the muck of the chicken coop to the comforts of a society household in Baltimore (Electricity! Carpet sweepers! Sending out the laundry!), taking readers on an exploration of feminism and housework; religion and literature; love and loyalty; cats, hats, and bunions. (Inspired by the author's own grandmother's journal.)
Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : [voices from a medieval village] by Laura Amy Schlitz( Recording )

19 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of short one-person plays featuring characters, between ten and fifteen years old, who live in or near a thirteenth-century English manor
The Bearskinner : a tale of the Brothers Grimm by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

4 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the Grimm fairy tale in which a despondent soldier makes a pact to do the devil's bidding for seven years in return for as much money and property as he could ever want
The night fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz( )

9 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Flory the night fairy's wings are accidentally broken and she cannot fly, she has to learn to do everything differently
A drowned maiden's hair by Laura Amy Schlitz( )

16 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the Barbary Asylum for Female Orphans, eleven-year-old Maud is adopted by three spinster sisters moonlighting as mediums who take her home and reveal to her the role she will play in their seances.--
Princess Cora and the crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unhappy queen-in-training Cora receives a pet crocodile from her fairy godmother, who disrupts her mundane daily routine
Splendors and glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz( Recording )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Clara vanishes after the puppeteer Grisini and two orphaned assistants were at her twelfth birthday party, suspicion of kidnapping chases the trio away from London and soon the two orphans are caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it is too late
A gypsy at Almack's by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hired girl by Laura Amy Schlitz( Recording )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen-year-old Joan Skraggs, just like the heroines in her beloved novels, yearns for real life and true love. But what hope is there for adventure, beauty, or art on a hardscrabble farm in Pennsylvania where the work never ends? Over the summer of 1911, Joan pours her heart out into her diary as she seeks a new, better life for herself--because maybe, just maybe, a hired girl cleaning and cooking for six dollars a week can become what a farm girl could only dream of--a woman with a future
Fire Spell by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The master puppeteer, Gaspare Grisini, is so expert at manipulating his stringed puppets that they appear alive. Clara Wintermute, the only child of a wealthy doctor, is spellbound by Grisini's act and invites him to entertain at her birthday party. Seeing his chance to make a fortune, Grisini accepts and makes a splendidly gaudy entrance with caravan, puppets, and his two orphaned assistants. Lizzie Rose and Parsefall are dazzled by the Wintermute home. Clara seems to have everything they lack. In fact, Clara's life is shadowed by grief, guilt, and secrets. When Clara vanishes that night, suspicion of kidnapping falls upon the puppeteer and, by association, Lizzie Rose and Parsefall. As they seek to puzzle out Clara's whereabouts, Lizzie and Parse uncover Grisini's criminal past and wake up to his evil intentions. Fleeing London, they find themselves caught in a trap set by Grisini's ancient rival, a witch with a deadly inheritance to shed before it's too late
Princess Cora and the crocodile by Laura Amy Schlitz( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Princess Cora is sick of boring lessons. She's sick of running in circles around the dungeon gym. She's sick, sick, sick of taking three baths a day. And her parents won't let her have a dog. But when she writes to her fairy godmother for help, she doesn't expect that help to come in the form of a crocodile--a crocodile who does not behave properly
Bearskinner by Laura Amy Schlitz( )

7 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cybils Award-winning author Laura Amy Schlitz crafts a masterful interpretation of one of the Grimm Brothers' most engrossing fairy tales. A cold and hungry soldier is returning from war. He has no money, so he makes a pact with the devil. If he can wear a bearskin for seven years, he will always have plenty of gold. But if he tells anyone of the pact, he will lose his soul. "It's an unabashedly old-fashioned retelling, making few concessions to modern sensibilities; as such, it carries a power rarely found in fairy-tale retellings/."--Kirkus Reviews
Clara und die Magie des Puppenmeisters by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ye jing ling by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in Chinese and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incantesimo di fuoco by Laura Amy Schlitz( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in Italian and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Good masters! Sweet Ladies! : voices from a medieval villageGood masters! Sweet Ladies! : [voices from a medieval village]
Alternative Names
Cheshire, Chloe 1955-

Laura Amy Schlitz Amerikaans bibliothecaresse

Laura Amy Schlitz children's author

Laura Amy Schlitz US-amerikanische Kinder- und Jugendbuchautorin, Bibliothekarin

슐리츠, 로라 에이미

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The night fairyA drowned maiden's hair : a melodramaThe hero Schliemann : the dreamer who dug for TroyGood masters! Sweet Ladies! : [voices from a medieval village]The Bearskinner : a tale of the Brothers GrimmThe night fairy