||Series, Historical Fiction
||European History, Family & Siblings
||Penguin Young Readers Group
||JUV013050, JUV016040, JUV031060
3 - 12
9781101563496, Related ISBNs: 0142300667, 0525464441, 1101563494, 9780142300664, 9780525464440
|Number of pages:
Synopsis: When an outbreak of the deadly Black Plague closes the Globe Theatre, William Shakespeare's acting troupe sets off on a tour of England. Widge, the orphan-turned-actor, knows that he'll be useful on the trip. Not only does he love the stage, but his knack for a unique shorthand has proven him one of the most valuable apprentices in the troupe. But then a mysterious man appears, claiming to know a secret from Widge's past-a secret that may forever force him from the theatre he loves.
"An exciting, well-written tale that is sure to leave [readers] clamoring for more." (School Library Journal, starred review)
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