The Boy, The Bear, The Baron, The Bard by Gregory Rogers
(New York Times Best Illustrated Books (Awards))

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A comic romp through Shakespeare's London featuring an intrepid little boy, a friendly bear, and-in the role of dastardly villain-the Bard himself.

What happens when a boy bursts through the curtain of a deserted theatre and onto the world's most famous stage? He lands on the Bard himself and the chase is on-through the streets of Shakespeare's London. This is a rare and inventive visual feast-a runaway story about a curious boy, a magic cloak, a grumpy bard, a captive bear and a baron bound for the chopping block. It is also a richly illustrated, dramatic and very funny tale of adventure and friendship.
 

About Gregory Rogers

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Gregory Rogers won the prestigious Kate Greenaway Medal (the English Caldecott) for his illustrations for Way Home, published in 1994. Other books he has illustrated include Lucy's Bay and Tracks.
 
Published October 1, 2004 by Roaring Brook Press. 32 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Travel, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When a little boy goes into an abandoned theater to retrieve a lost soccer ball, he sets himself up for a trip through time to the 16th century, emerging on the stage of the Globe in the middle of a performance.

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