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The Shakespeare stealer

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High jinks and high adventure fill every page of this exciting, panoramic novel set in Shakespeare's time. Widge, our hero, is a young orphan indentured to a cold, unscrupulous master because the young boy has a special talent'the ability to write a secret shorthand. The master is bent on getting hold of the script of Hamlet at any cost, so it becomes Widge's task to transcribe it'or else.This picaresque tale follows Widge as he hightails his way into the very heart of the Globe Theatre and Shakespeare's company of players. As full of twists as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, drama, and chuckles.Swordplay and wordplay share the stage with pure fun, all of which will keep readers rapt to the final scene.
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Grouped Work ID 756b13eb-d163-10c2-8f23-edeccd26ad85
Grouping Title shakespeare stealer
Grouping Author blackwood gary l
Grouping Category book
Last Grouping Update 2018-11-13 04:37:26AM
Last Indexed 2018-11-18 04:45:54AM

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accelerated_reader_point_value 7
accelerated_reader_reading_level 5.2
auth_author2 Keith, Ron,
author Blackwood, Gary L.
author2-role Keith, Ron,narrator.
author_display Blackwood, Gary L
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detailed_location_aacpl Deale Library - Children's Fiction, Severna Park Library - Audiobooks, Severna Park Library - Children's Fiction
display_description A young orphan boy is ordered by his master to infiltrate Shakespeare's acting troupe in order to steal the script of "Hamlet," but he discovers instead the meaning of friendship and loyalty.
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id 756b13eb-d163-10c2-8f23-edeccd26ad85
isbn 9780525458630, 9781402519703
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last_indexed 2018-11-18T09:45:54.225Z
lexile_score 840
literary_form Fiction
literary_form_full Fiction
local_callnumber_aacpl (COMPACT DISC) J FICTION (B), J FICTION (B)
owning_library_aacpl Anne Arundel County Public Library
owning_location_aacpl Deale Library, Severna Park Library
primary_isbn 9780525458630
publishDate 1998, 2000
record_details ils:a137374|Book|Books|1st ed.|English|Dutton Children's Books,|c1998.|216 p. ; 22 cm., ils:a334519|Audio CD|Audiobooks||English|Recorded Books,|p2000.|5 sound discs (5 hr., 45 min.) : analog.
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series Shakespeare stealer
series_with_volume Shakespeare stealer|1
subject_facet Actors and actresses -- Fiction, Actors and actresses -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Audiobooks (CD), Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Juvenile fiction, Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Juvenile fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Orphans -- Juvenile fiction, Orphans -- Juvenile fiction -- Audiobooks (CD), Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Juvenile fiction, Theater -- Fiction, Theater -- Fiction -- Audiobooks (CD)
title_display The Shakespeare stealer
title_full The Shakespeare stealer / Gary Blackwood, The Shakespeare stealer [sound recording] / by Gary Blackwood
title_short The Shakespeare stealer
topic_facet Actors and actresses, Audiobooks (CD), History, Orphans, Shakespeare, William, Theater