Swan Town

The Secret Journal of Susanna Shakespeare
CD - unabridged
Audio (5 discs)
Product Number: C3848
Released: Jan 30, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781428111431
Narrator/s: Bianca Amato
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Description

There are few opportunities for young Susanna Shakespeare, even as the daughter of the most famous playright in all of England. So Susanna keeps a journal, but she must keep it hidden-her secrets about her family's Catholicism could codemn her family to death. Still, Susanna longs to one day join her father in London, where theatre has not yet been outlawed by the Protestants, and perform her own play on stage.

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Kit
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Homework Pack
Author(s): Michael Ortiz
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number 3B143
Released: Mar 05, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428111448
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Class Set
Author(s): Michael Ortiz
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number 3L143
Released: Aug 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428111455
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Hanging Bag
Author(s): Michael Ortiz
Narrator(s): Bianca Amato
Product Number 3C693
Released: Mar 07, 2007
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ISBN: #9781428111462
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Teacher's Guide
Author(s): Michael Ortiz
Product Number 44706
Released: Aug 17, 2006
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ISBN: #9781428111370
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Text - Hardback
Author(s): Michael Ortiz
Product Number 14728
Released: Oct 17, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Harper Audio
ISBN: #9780060581268

Professional reviews

"Bianca Amato's calm, elegant tone graciously carries listeners through one turbulent year in the life of 14-year-old Susanna Shakespeare. In diary format she thoughtfully recounts life as the eldest child of England's most famous playwright and actor. It's 1597; devotion to Catholicism is considered treason, and the Shakespeares secretly practice the old faith. Amato renders an accurate portrayal of the range of emotions that accompany the secret life of a young girl coming of age--from fear and a sense of betrayal when a family member is arrested to the joy of first love. Amato's voice has a mature quality that does not match that of an adolescent but is heartfelt and engaging nonetheless. K.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2006, Portland, Maine"

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