Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The Shakespeare Stealer

The Shakespeare Stealer is by Gary Blackwood. The first book in The Shakespeare Stealer series. Widge is an orphan, he is given as an apprentice to a country doctor who creates his own unique "secret script". One night he is bought by a frightening cloaked man and ordered to make a copy of Shakespeare's Hamlet for a rival theater company. When his copy is stolen, Widge becomes a part of the Globe players and is ordered to steal the play. As Widge gets to know the Shakespearean players, he discovers what it means to have a family. Will he steal the play to save himself or stick with his new "family". A wonderfully charming piece of historical fiction that brings Shakespeare's England to life.

Ratings: 7th grade - 9 out of 10. 

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