cover image The Shakespeare Stealer

The Shakespeare Stealer

Gary L. Blackwood. Puffin Books, $6.99 (216pp) ISBN 978-0-14-130595-0

This tale of a 14-year-old Yorkshire orphan sent by a rival theater manager to steal the as-yet-unpublished Hamlet in 1601 London ""excels in the lively depictions of Elizabethan stagecraft and street life,"" wrote PW. Ages 10-14. (July)