The Play's the Thing

A Story about William Shakespeare

From the Series Creative Minds Biographies

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 - Grade 8   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

The year was 1569 and the place was Stratford-on-Avon. A little boy watched a company of traveling actors perform on a makeshift stage. No one could have known that the child, whose name was William Shakespeare, would one day become the most famous playwright in history. This is the story of the man who wrote Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, and many other plays that have been performed and enjoyed again and again for more than four hundred years.

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978-1-57505-857-3
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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 5
Genre Nonfiction
Copyright 1998
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint LernerClassroom, Millbrook Press ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 1998-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 5.9
BISACS JNF007030, JNF007060, JNF007020
Dewey 822.3'3
Graphics 1-color illustrations
Dimensions 5.875 x 8.5
Lexile 1060
Guided Reading Level T
ATOS Reading Level 6.7
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 4370
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Afterword, Author/Illustrator note, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Table of contents, and Teaching Guides

Illustrator: Lisa Harvey

Author: Ruth Turk

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Creative Minds Biographies

Meet some of the world’s most creative minds! Written in story format, these episodic biographies give clear, straightforward accounts of historical figures’ lives. Each true story is accompanied by black-and-white illustrations. View available downloads →