SAM STARS AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE by Pauline Francis

SAM STARS AT SHAKESPEARE'S GLOBE

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Age Range: 7 - 9
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KIRKUS REVIEW

A gossamer thin tale spun around not much more than the fact that boys played women's parts on the Elizabethan stage. Having just moved onto London Bridge, young Sam ventures out in search of work—supposedly penniless but clad, in the stiff illustrations, in an elegantly ruffed, quilted suit—finds quick employment at the Globe and works his way up from fairy to last-minute replacement for Juliet. Tattersfield fills most of her backgrounds with quick splashes of garish color, outfits the Globe with a huge stage and in general imparts little information about either the look and feel of London or the plays in which Sam performs. Child readers will get more rounded, memorable pictures from the likes of Aliki's William Shakespeare and the Globe (1999) or Marcia Williams's Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare! (2000). (Picture book. 7-9)

Pub Date: Nov. 1st, 2006
ISBN: 1845074068
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Frances Lincoln