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All the World's a Stage
A Novel in Five Acts
by Gretchen Woelfle
Thomas Cox, Illustrator

Trade Binding | 176 pages | 5 1/2 x 1/4 | US$ 16.95
ISBN: 9780823422814 | 02-01-2011

Grade: SIXTH | Age:

Themes: Historical Fiction, Coming of Age
Recommendations: A, H, K, LMC, SLJ

About the Book
Based on fact, this coming-of-age story offers a vivid picture of life behind the curtain at Shakespeare's theater.

Suddenly a hand gripped the back of his neck. "Cutpurse!" Kit is caught! Twelve-year-old orphan Kit Buckles, seeking his fortune in Elizabethan London, has bungled his first job as a pickpocket at the Theatre Playhouse where the Lord Chamberlain's Men are performing. To avoid jail, Kit agrees to work for the playhouse and soon grows fond of the life there: the dramas on- and offstage. Things get truly exciting when Kit joins the plot to steal the playhouse from the landlord who has evicted the company.

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ALL THE WORLD'S A STAGE
First novel! Questions for discussion.