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Shakespeare's Secret

By Elise Broach

Hero changed into a T-shirt, grabbed a book, and padded barefoot into her sister's room. The large windows overlooked the backyard. She could see the moonlight streaming over the trees and bushes, making long, crazy shadows across the grass. Was there a diamond hidden out there somewhere? She looked at Beatrice, already settled under the covers. She wanted to tell her about the Murphys, but at the same time, she didn't. She wanted to keep the secret. To have something that belonged only to her.

A missing diamond, a mysterious neighbor, a link to Shakespeare-can Hero uncover the connections?

When Hero starts sixth grade at a new school, she's less concerned about the literary origins of her Shakespearean name than about the teasing she's sure to suffer because of it. So she has the same name as a girl in a book by a dusty old author. Hero is simply not interested in the connections. But that's just the thing; suddenly connections are cropping up all over, and odd characters and uncertain pasts are exactly what do fascinate Hero. There's a mysterious diamond hidden in her new house, a curious woman next door who seems to know an awful lot about it, and then, well, then there's Shakespeare. Not to mention Danny Cordova, only the most popular boy in school. Is it all in keeping with her namesake's origin-just much ado about nothing? Hero, being Hero, is determined to figure it out.

In this fast-paced novel, Elise Broach weaves an intriguing literary mystery full of historical insights and discoveries.

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Publish Date

2005

ISBN

0805073876


Format: Book
Author: Broach, Elise
Summary: Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
Title: Shakespeare's secret / Elise Broach.
Publisher Date: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2005.
Subject: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Juvenile fiction. Mystery and detective stories Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Juvenile fiction. Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Juvenile fiction. Maryland -- Juvenile fiction.
Isbn: 0805073876 (hc : alk. paper) 9780805073874
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 14
System Items Total: 15
Call Number: C Broach
Oclc: 56355912
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Bib Id: 237073

Format: Book
Author: Broach, Elise
Summary: Named after a character in a Shakespeare play, misfit sixth-grader Hero becomes interested in exploring this unusual connection because of a valuable diamond supposedly hidden in her new house, an intriguing neighbor, and the unexpected attention of the most popular boy in school.
Title: Shakespeare's secret / Elise Broach.
Edition: 1st ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Henry Holt and Co., 2005.
Description: 250 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Subjects: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Authorship -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Mystery and detective stories
Subjects: Neighbors -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Henry VIII, 1509-1547 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Maryland -- Juvenile fiction.
LCCN: 2004054020
ISBN: 0805073876 (hc : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780805073874
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 14
Total Copies: 15
Call Number: C Broach