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Master Skylark - A Story of Shakespere's Time

3.81  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Illustrations: Reginald B. Birch

Introduction, Notes and Questions: H.W. Chrysler M.A. Head of the Department of English, Oakwood Collegiate Institute, Toronto.

Published at: Toronto: The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited, at St. Martin's House.

Typo in title is exactly as printed in book.

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Bound in green cloth, title in black uppercase letters. Authors last name
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hardcover, 317 pages
Published 1950 by The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited (first published 1896)
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K.
Jan 31, 2010 K. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: History and adventure lovers
Picked this up a long time ago at DI, just felt like reading it--so glad I did!

This was a fabulous book! I think I'll read it aloud to my kids sometime. Young Nick is endearing for many reasons, but most of all for the love he has for his mother.

The author dedicates the book this way:

"All that Nicholas Attwood's was to him, and more, my own mother has been to me. And to her here I inscribe this book with a never failing love."

Isn't that sweet? It sets the whole tone for the book.

An adventure
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April
Feb 15, 2017 April rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent

Take the chance and read this fantastic tale. My sweet nine year old begs me to keep reading it aloud. It'll warm the cockles of your heart.
Rachel
Young adult historical fiction from the nineteenth century! How adorable! Reading like a cross between The Shakespeare Stealer and Oliver Twist, this heavily romantacized little tale of a young Elizabethan boy coming to London and meeting Shakespeare had very little historical accuracy, emotional realism, or thematic complexity, let alone thoughtful characterization of Shakespeare himself and addressing of his legend. But there was still something entirely charming about it, as with much childre ...more
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Sep 26, 2014 Susan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was definitely a book of its time, with meandering prose. Some parts were quite repetitive but overall a charming read with a predictably happy ending.
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Own a much older copy. It was a little hard to get into at first, but it picked up.
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