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Master Skylark - A Story of Shakespere's Time

3.86 of 5 stars 3.86  ·  rating details  ·  22 ratings  ·  5 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
hardcover, 317 pages
Published 1950 by The MacMillan Company of Canada Limited (first published 1896)
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Jan 31, 2010 K. rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  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.

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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
Susan Jones
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.
Jobiska (Cindy)
Own a much older copy. It was a little hard to get into at first, but it picked up.
Loved it! Great read.
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John Bennett (May 14, 1865 – December 28, 1956) wrote and illustrated children's books. He was born in Chillicothe, Ohio. He wrote The Pigtail of Ah Lee Ben Loo with Seventeen other Laughable Tales and 200 Comical Silhouettes, which won the Newbery Honor in 1929.
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