Hilarious, clever and engaging, 'Stratford Boys' is set at the time when fifteen-year-old William Shakespeare takes on the challenge of a lifetime. A rollicking historical novel from an award-winning author.
Will has never put pen to paper. But the good people of Stratford require a play and with his pal Adrian Croft he finds himself responsible for putting one on the stage. Together they manage to assemble an unlikely company of amateurs and Will hears the sound of applause for the first time.
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A real page-turner. Great for kids ... studying Shakespeare and his times - The BooksellerHEATHROW NIGHTS: 'This is an excellent parallel text for those reading Hamlet - humane, often witty, and stimulating. Its perspective should endear it to teachers tackling the play for the umpteenth time with a new set of puzzled faces, offering fresh angles from which to view that tragic hero alongside a perceptive depiction of the rougher edges of grief.'It is a joy. - The TimesA hugely enjoyable and dazzilingly clever novel - Adele Geras, The GuardianStratford Boys brings Shakespeare thrillingly to life, just like imaginative productions of his plays do today in theatres all around the world.a witty historical novel that bringd a slice of the past to life - south china morning post
About Jan Mark
Jan Mark s first novel, THUNDER AND LIGHTNINGS, won the Penguin/Guardian award for unpublished manuscripts in 1974, and was later awarded the Carnegie Medal. Since then, she has won many awards for her novels and short stories for adults and children, including a second Carnegie Medal (for HANDLES) and the Angel literary award for ZENO WAS HERE and for AQUARIUS. Most recently, THE ECLIPSE OF THE CENTURY was shortlisted for the 2000 Guardian Fiction Prize. A former teacher, Jan Mark now devotes much of her time to running writing workshops for students and teachers.
Stratford Boys by Jan Mark
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Hachette Children's Group
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