“Playing Juliet is cinematic, fast-paced, full of theater magic, misdirection, and Shakespeare. . . . I couldn't stop reading.” —Jane Yolen, award-winning author of over 300 books.
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                                                          The Plot

Beth Sondquist, 12 1/2, secretly dreams of playing William  Shakespeare’s Juliet. When she learns the children’s theatre in her town is threatened with closure, she and her best friend, Zandy Russell, do everything they can to save it. But since Beth keeps breaking one theatre superstition after another in the process, she may never get onstage again. 

    Quotes from Shakespeare bookmark each chapter and foreshadow the next plot twist as a multicultural cast of kids fights to keep their theatre open.  

              Sky Pony Press

  ISBN-10: 1-63450-183-7

ISBN-13: 978-1-63450-183-5

         November, 2015

    9-13  179 PAGES  $15.99

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In a Sword Fight with the Capulets
 Blowing a Kiss to Juliet

Breaking into her ancesters’ tomb


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