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Aug 03 2018

Stink: Hamlet and Cheese by Megan McDonald

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Ill. by Peter H. Reynolds. Candlewick Press, 2018. ISBN 9780763691639
(Age: 8+) Themes: Humour, Shakespeare themes. Given the choice of staying home with his sister Judy, or going to Shakespeare camp, Stink takes the camp with his friend, Sophie of the Elves. She tells him that it will not be anything like what he imagines, and seduces him with tales of swordplay and cursing, enough to whet his appetite for him to take on the role of a sprite. But his arch enemy, Riley Rottenberger is being a Sprite, too, so things are about to happen that not even Stink could have predicted.
All good fun with lots of puns and mock speeches, and lots of information about Shakespeare and his plays to engage younger readers.
This is the eleventh novel about Stink and his adventures all of which are humorous, engaging and very readable.
Fran Knight

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