The Shakespeare Stealer Gary Blackwood

The Shakespeare Stealer

Author: Gary Blackwood
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Book Title
The Shakespeare Stealer
Author
Gary Blackwood
ISBN
9780141305950
A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama. * "A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." --School Library Journal, starred review "Readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" --Kirkus Reviews "Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." --Publishers WeeklyAn ALA Notable BookBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Gary BlackwoodPublisher: Puffin BooksPublished: 07/01/2000ISBN: 9780141305950Pages: 216Weight: 0.39lbsSize: 7.70h x 5.16w x 0.59dAward: Young Hoosier Book Award - NomineeAward: Nutmeg Book Award - NomineeReview Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/26/2000Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 28290 / Shakespeare StealerReading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7
A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England

Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.

* "A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" --Kirkus Reviews

"Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." --Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 07/01/2000
ISBN: 9780141305950
Pages: 216
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.16w x 0.59d
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/26/2000

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 28290 / Shakespeare Stealer
Reading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7
A delightful adveture full of humor and heart set in Elizabethan England

Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.

* "A fast-moving historical novel that introduces an important era with casual familiarity." --School Library Journal, starred review

"Readers will find much to like in Widge, and plenty to enjoy in this gleeful romp through olde England" --Kirkus Reviews

"Excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life." --Publishers Weekly

An ALA Notable Book

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: Puffin Books
Published: 07/01/2000
ISBN: 9780141305950
Pages: 216
Weight: 0.39lbs
Size: 7.70h x 5.16w x 0.59d
Award: Young Hoosier Book Award - Nominee
Award: Nutmeg Book Award - Nominee

Review Citations: Publishers Weekly 06/26/2000

Accelerated Reader Quiz #/Name: 28290 / Shakespeare Stealer
Reading Level: 5.2 / Interest Level: Middle Grade / Point Value: 7