That's the order from his fearsome master. And fourteen-year-old Widge — a poor orphan with the rare ability to write a unique coded shorthand — has no choice but to follow orders. So Widge works his way into the Globe Theatre, where Shakespeare's troupe rehearses and performs. The players take him in and treat him as one of their own. Afraid to disappoint his master, but unwilling to betray his new friends, Widge is torn. Will he secretly copy down the lines? Until he decides, he must play the part of his life.
Praise for The Shakespeare Stealer
"A fast-moving historical novel." — School Library Journal