Tuesday, 22 April 2008

The Shakespeare Stealer

I'm sad to say that tonight was our last meeting for the parent-child book club that Jill and I joined. I'd totally recommend parent-child book clubs! It was a lot of fun to read books together and discuss them with each other and with other parents and kids that enjoy reading too.

The Shakespeare Stealer is a story of an orphan boy who is taken in by a doctor that teaches him to write shorthand. Someone comes along and buys him because of his skill. It ends up that his new master wants him to steal a Shakespeare play. There are lots of twists and turns as he goes about the job he's been given.

I felt like this was one of the best books to suit a parent-child book club. It was kind of like those kid's movies these days that have jokes parents enjoy that the kid's don't always have reference for, but the kids still love them too. There was plenty to enjoy for kids and adults in this book. Loved it! Apparently it's a trilogy and I just might go find books two and three!

1 comment:

Noodle said...

My son and I read this last year, and we both really enjoyed it!