The Shakespeare Stealer is a young adult novel written by Gary Blackwood in 1998. This novel has won an ALA Notable Children's Book in 1999. Originally written in English, this is the Chinese translated version.
Note: We would recommend this title for children who has achieved an intermediate to advance level of Chinese. Available in paperback, simplified Chinese. No coloured pictures. Category - Short novel.
The story is set in Elizabethan England. Widge is an orphan with a rare talent for shorthand. His fearsome master has just one demand: steal Shakespeare's play "Hamlet"--or else. Widge has no choice but to follow orders, so he works his way into the heart of the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's players perform. As full of twists and turns as a London alleyway, this entertaining novel is rich in period details, colorful characters, villainy, and drama.