From the bestselling author of Horrible Histories...
Down at the theatre, Sam is about to star in Shakespeare's new play, Romeo and Juliet, but people are whispering that a plague is spreading through the city. Will Sam get his big break or will the plague shut down the theatre? Meanwhile, on stage, Romeo and Juliet are in love but their families can't stand each other. With plots and poison, the lovers must find a way to be together.
Terry Deary's Shakespeare Tales explore the fascinating world of William Shakespeare through the eyes of children who could have lived at the time. Join master storyteller Terry Deary for a trip back in time to plague ridden-London where going to the theatre could be a matter of life or death! This edition features notes for the reader to help extend learning and exploration of the historical period.
Terry Deary is the author of over 200 fiction and non-fiction books, which have been published in 32 languages. His historical fiction for older children Tudor Terror has been praised as "a marvellous blend of fact and fiction" (School Librarian). His non-fiction has been consistently in the best-seller lists since 1994. His Horrible Histories celebrated their 15th anniversary in 2008, having sold over 10 million copies worldwide and been adapted as television series, theatre tours and museum exhibitions. Terry Deary was voted "Outstanding children's non-fiction author of the 20th Century" by Books for Keeps magazine.