Saturday, August 27, 2011

William's Midsummer Dreams by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

William's Midsummer Dreams by Zilpha Keatley Snyder
Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Now permanently settled with Aunt Fiona, who has adopted him and his siblings, thirteen-year-old William gets the chance to play Puck in a professional production of A Midsummer Night's Dream.

1 comment:

  1. I am a fan of ZKS. I grew up loving her previous books The Egypt Game and The Headless Cupid (which both garnered Newbery Honors) and several others.

    As far as a Newbery potential in this story, I don't see it. It's a sequel, and the first 50 pages deal almost completely in exposition hammering it home to you how William and his siblings have escaped an abusive past with their father and half-siblings in another town. It's not very interesting. The writing is not Newbery quality.

    I put it down after this point, figuring I better read something more pressing. Did anyone else finish it all the way through?