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ISBN13: 9780805073874
ISBN10: 0805073876
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"Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long, crazy shadows across the grass. Was there a diamond hidden out there somewhere? She looked at Beatrice, already settled under the covers. She wanted to tell her about the Murphys, but at the same time, she didn't. She wanted to keep the secret. To have something that belonged only to her."

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare — can Hero uncover the connections?

When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned about the literary origins of her Shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it. So she has the same name as a girl in a book by a dusty old author. Hero is simply not interested in the connections. But that's just the thing; suddenly connections are cropping up all over, and odd characters and uncertain pasts are exactly what do fascinate Hero. There's a mysterious diamond hidden in her new house, a curious woman next door who seems to know an awful lot about it, and then, well, then there's Shakespeare. Not to mention Danny Cordova, only the most popular boy in school. Is it all in keeping with her namesake's origin — just much ado about nothing? Hero, being Hero, is determined to figure it out.

In this fast-paced novel, Elise Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries.

Review:

"A new kid in town and her name is Hero. Just wait until you read about her and the mystery she's uncovered. I couldn't wait. I kept turning the pages. Terrific Hero, terrific book. I loved it!" Patricia Reilly Giff, author of the Newbery Honor Books Pictures of Hollis Woods and Lily's Crossing

Review:

"More linear and traditionally evidence-driven than Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer, this agreeable history-mystery may have even more appeal to budding sleuths." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

Review:

"Broach writes with an assured sense of family dynamics and middle-school anxieties, and sophisticated readers...will appreciate the true emotions, the rich language, and the revelations of many-layered mysteries that tie the past to the present." Gillian Engberg

Review:

"This is a good choice for recreational reading but also useful as an intro to either the complexities of Shakespeare or the tenets of good mystery writing." Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI, School Library Journal

Synopsis:

In this fast-paced novel — a Junior Library Guild Selection — Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries, as a young girl tries to uncover the connections between a missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, and a link to Shakespeare.

Synopsis:

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare—can Hero uncover the connections?

Synopsis:

Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long, crazy shadows across the grass. Was there a diamond hidden out there somewhere? She looked at Beatrice, already settled under the covers. She wanted to tell her about the Murphys, but at the same time, she didn't. She wanted to keep the secret. To have something that belonged only to her.

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare-can Hero uncover the connections?

When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned about the literary origins of her Shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it. So she has the same name as a girl in a book by a dusty old author. Hero is simply not interested in the connections. But that's just the thing; suddenly connections are cropping up all over, and odd characters and uncertain pasts are exactly what do fascinate Hero. There's a mysterious diamond hidden in her new house, a curious woman next door who seems to know an awful lot about it, and then, well, then there's Shakespeare. Not to mention Danny Cordova, only the most popular boy in school. Is it all in keeping with her namesake's origin-just much ado about nothing? Hero, being Hero, is determined to figure it out.

In this fast-paced novel, Elise Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries.

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

Synopsis:

Starting sixth grade at a new school is never easy, especially when your name is Hero. Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, Hero isnt at all interested in this literary connection. But when shes told by an eccentric neighbor that there might be a million dollar diamond hidden in her new house and that it could reveal something about Shakespeares true identity, Hero is determined to live up to her name and uncover the mystery.

About the Author

Elise Broach holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in history from Yale University. She lives with her family in Easton, Connecticut. This is her first novel for young people.

Visit Elise Broach at her website: www.elisebroach.com

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soccer1633, December 2, 2007 (view all comments by soccer1633)
I love the mystery of the Murphy Diamond. I love that it has love, romance, mystery, bravery and so much more!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780805073874
Publisher:
Henry Holt & Company
Subject:
General
Author:
Broach, Elise
Subject:
Royalty (kings queens princes princesses knights etc.)
Subject:
History
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - General
Subject:
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Subject:
Mystery and detective stories
Subject:
Social Situations - Friendship
Subject:
Social Situations - Adolescence
Subject:
Situations / Friendship
Subject:
Social Issues - Adolescence
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Great Britain - History - Henry VIII, 1509-
Subject:
Family - General
Subject:
Mysteries.
Subject:
Detective stories
Subject:
Historical - Europe
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Mysteries & Detective Stories
Subject:
Children s Middle Readers-General
Subject:
Books & Libraries
Subject:
School & Education
Edition Description:
Middle-Grade Fiction
Publication Date:
20050531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 5 up to 10
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8 x 5.19 x 0.95 in
Age Level:
08-12

Related Subjects

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Children's » Middle Readers » General
Young Adult » Fiction » Social Issues » Adolescence

Shakespeare's Secret
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Product details 256 pages Henry Holt & Company - English 9780805073874 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A new kid in town and her name is Hero. Just wait until you read about her and the mystery she's uncovered. I couldn't wait. I kept turning the pages. Terrific Hero, terrific book. I loved it!"
"Review" by , "More linear and traditionally evidence-driven than Blue Balliett's Chasing Vermeer, this agreeable history-mystery may have even more appeal to budding sleuths."
"Review" by , "Broach writes with an assured sense of family dynamics and middle-school anxieties, and sophisticated readers...will appreciate the true emotions, the rich language, and the revelations of many-layered mysteries that tie the past to the present."
"Review" by , "This is a good choice for recreational reading but also useful as an intro to either the complexities of Shakespeare or the tenets of good mystery writing."
"Synopsis" by , In this fast-paced novel — a Junior Library Guild Selection — Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries, as a young girl tries to uncover the connections between a missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, and a link to Shakespeare.
"Synopsis" by ,

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare—can Hero uncover the connections?

"Synopsis" by ,
Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long, crazy shadows across the grass. Was there a diamond hidden out there somewhere? She looked at Beatrice, already settled under the covers. She wanted to tell her about the Murphys, but at the same time, she didn't. She wanted to keep the secret. To have something that belonged only to her.

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare-can Hero uncover the connections?

When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned about the literary origins of her Shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it. So she has the same name as a girl in a book by a dusty old author. Hero is simply not interested in the connections. But that's just the thing; suddenly connections are cropping up all over, and odd characters and uncertain pasts are exactly what do fascinate Hero. There's a mysterious diamond hidden in her new house, a curious woman next door who seems to know an awful lot about it, and then, well, then there's Shakespeare. Not to mention Danny Cordova, only the most popular boy in school. Is it all in keeping with her namesake's origin-just much ado about nothing? Hero, being Hero, is determined to figure it out.

In this fast-paced novel, Elise Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries.

A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION

"Synopsis" by ,

Starting sixth grade at a new school is never easy, especially when your name is Hero. Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, Hero isnt at all interested in this literary connection. But when shes told by an eccentric neighbor that there might be a million dollar diamond hidden in her new house and that it could reveal something about Shakespeares true identity, Hero is determined to live up to her name and uncover the mystery.

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