Eyes Like Stars

Eyes Like Stars

Downloadable Audiobook - 2010
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Beatrice Shakespeare Smith ("Bertie" for short) consorts daily with fairies, spirits, pirates, kings and queens. Left in infancy on the doorstep of the Theatre Illuminata, Bertie's confidants and acquaintances step from the pages of plays. When the Theatre decides to evict her from her home of seventeen years, Bertie fights to stay where she is as the curtain goes up on a drama of longing and discovery- with Bertie searching out the well-concealed secrets of her past.
Publisher: Syracuse : Full Cast Audio, 2010
ISBN: 9781936223015
1936223015
Branch Call Number: Audio Download--YA/Jr High
Audience: Accelerated Reader UG 5.3 11 132441
Additional Contributors: Bishop, Cynthia

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IndyPL_SteveB Mar 01, 2019

Interesting Teen fantasy focused on the magic of the theatre, especially of Shakespeare plays. Teenager Beatrice Shakespeare Smith (“Bertie”) lives in the Theatre Illuminata -- a magic theatre held together by a magic book. With her reside the actual characters from all of the plays ever written, dominated by those of Shakespeare. Bertie, abandoned at the theatre as a child, and a handful of others are the only “real” people there, calling the characters to life when a play needs to be performed. But Bertie wants to know who her parents were. Some of the characters, especially the charismatic and devious Ariel (from *The Tempest*), want to break away from the limits of the plays and experience reality. All of this puts the magic of the theatre at risk of collapse.

This is a very creative novel, with a theatre twist different than any other fantasy I have read. First of a series.

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ninahoppe
Sep 29, 2012

Truely enjoyable. The full cast really made it come to life. I love the way the characters came to life.The following books in the series carry out the story very well.

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