The Secret of the Rose by Sarah L. Thomson

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An exciting and romantic spy-thriller set in Elizabethan England, featuring a brave heroine who must disguise herself as a boy-or have her true identity revealed.


About Sarah L. Thomson

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Sarah L. Thomson attended college in Oberlin, Ohio. After graduation, she moved to New York and worked in publishing. She eventually became a senior editor at HarperCollins Children's Books. She became a full-time author shortly after her first book, The Dragon's Son, was published. Her works include Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag; all the Wildlife Conservation Society I Can Read Books, including Amazing Tigers!, winner of an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award; and What Lincoln Said. Dacey is an internationally renowned artist and a Society of Illustrators Gold Medalist. He is currently Chairman of the Department of Visual Communications at Syracuse University. Debra's numerous awards in illustration and design include gold and silver medals from the New York Society of Illustrators. She lives in upstate New York.
Published January 8, 2010 by Greenwillow Books. 304 pages
Genres: Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Rosalind and her younger brother Robin are the children of a wool merchant, turned out of their comfortable home when their secretly Catholic father is imprisoned.

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Nearly destitute after their money is stolen, the two serendipitously meet Christopher Marlowe, resulting in an apprenticeship for 10-year-old Robin at the Rose Theatre, and a role for 14-year-old Rosalind, disguised as a boy, as assistant to the playwright himself.

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