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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

Synopsis:

Steal Shakespeare's play Hamlet... or else.<P>THAT'S THE ORDER FROM his fearsome master. And Widge — a poor orphan with the rare ability to write a unique coded shorthand — has no choice but to follow orders. So Widge works his way into the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's troupe rehearses and performs. The players take him in and treat him as one of their own. Afraid to disappoint his master, but unwilling to betray his new friends, Widge is torn. Will he secretly copy down the lines? Until he decides, he must play the part of his life.

About the Author

Gary L. Blackwood sold his first story when he was nineteen, and has been writing and publishing stories, articles, plays, novels, and nonfiction books regularly ever since. His stage plays have won awards and been produced in university and regional theatre. Nonfiction subjects he's covered include biography, history, and paranormal phenomena. His juvenile novels, which include WILD TIMOTHY, THE DYING SUN, and THE SHAKESPEARE STEALER, are set in a wide range of times and places, from Elizabethan England to a parallel universe. Several have received special recognition and been translated into other languages. He and his wife and kids live outside Carthage, MO.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141305950
Author:
Blackwood, Gary L.
Publisher:
Puffin Books
Author:
Blackwood, Gary L.
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Children's 9-12 - Fiction - Historical
Subject:
Orphans
Subject:
Actors and actresses
Subject:
Historical - Renaissance
Subject:
Action & Adventure - General
Subject:
Shakespeare, William
Subject:
Children s-Adventure Stories
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Shakespeare Stealer
Series Volume:
no. 89-25
Publication Date:
20000731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 8
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.70x5.16x.59 in. .39 lbs.
Age Level:
09-12

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"Synopsis" by , Steal Shakespeare's play Hamlet... or else.<P>THAT'S THE ORDER FROM his fearsome master. And Widge — a poor orphan with the rare ability to write a unique coded shorthand — has no choice but to follow orders. So Widge works his way into the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's troupe rehearses and performs. The players take him in and treat him as one of their own. Afraid to disappoint his master, but unwilling to betray his new friends, Widge is torn. Will he secretly copy down the lines? Until he decides, he must play the part of his life.

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