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The shakespeare stealer

Author: Gary Blackwood
Publisher: New York : Puffin Books, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: (OCoLC)44638752
Material Type: Document, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Blackwood
ISBN: 9781101200032 1101200030
OCLC Number: 883301109
Notes: Title from resource description page (Recorded Books, viewed June 19, 2014).
Awards: Short-listed for Young Hoosier Book Award (Grades 6-8) 2001
Short-listed for Nutmeg Book Award (Grades 4-6) 2002
Target Audience: 7 years and up.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Gary Blackwood.

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A young boy is sent to steal Shakespeare's new play, Hamlet, but becomes involved with Shakespeare and his group of players. Will he betray his new friends to avoid the vengeance of his brutal master?

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'A fascinating and unusual book. Exciting and thought-provoking.' -- The Historical Novels Review 'A superbly written, rip-roaring tale which brings Shakespearean London vividly to life.' -- Best Read more...

 
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