Monday, May 16, 2011

William's Midsummer Dreams by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

William has a chance to audition as Puck in a Shakespeare play during the summer break and he's looking forward to it.  But will he meet up with the Baggetts again?

Antheneum, a division of Simon & Schuster, will be publishing this book in June and sent me an eGalley for review (thank you).  You can pick up a copy at your local bookstore in a couple of weeks.  Right now, you could grab William S. and the Great Escape, the first book in this series, to prepare yourself for the next adventure.

William is a serious young man who is slight of build and not too good at sports.  He's nervous about going to a new school, but he's very happy that he and his siblings have been adopted by their aunt and that they now have someplace safe to live.

He enjoys acting and is looking forward to the chance to audition for the Shakespeare play this summer.  He also discovers he enjoys gymnastics, and classes have never been a problem for him.  As is usual, though, he has a few difficulties to face before summer is over...

This is the story of a young man finding opportunities for growth in his new life and how he handles the challenges he's handed.  It's written for ages 8-12 and it's a good read.  Why not pick up a copy for your young one?

Happy reading!

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