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Bartholomew Fair

Bartholomew Fair

by Mary Stolz

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Six Londoners in Elizabethan times spend an eventful day at this teeming fair. Ages 11-up. (Mar.)
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 5-8-- Six people go to Bartholomew Fair. ``All but one got back that night.'' Of those who go, one is Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and another is a wealthy but lonely cloth merchant. The other four are young--a scullery maid of the palace, two students (one a ``Queen's Scholar'' and the other a lord's son), and ``an overworked, underfed, so-called apprentice to a stonemason.'' How their lives interweave on the way to the fair, at the fair, and after the fair is the plot of this historical novel that captures a slice of Elizabethan life with energy and color. The elderly Elizabeth of 1597 springs to life for her subjects and for readers. Indeed, the sights and smells of London and the busy fairgrounds play a major role in the story. Readers will come to know the characters well enough to care about them and to see each one to a safe conclusion. --Amy Kellman, Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh

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HarperCollins Publishers
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Product dimensions:
5.33(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.54(d)
Age Range:
11 Years

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