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In 1592, Elizabethan England is a perilous place, rife with plague, civil unrest, highwaymen, violent animal sports, and Spanish plots against the Queen.

Hamnet Shakespeare, young son of renowned playwright William, buys an abandoned bear cub in the market. Hamnet names him Mummer, a travelling actor who mimes. Boy and Bear learn showmanship!

Darkly, alongside early English theatre, there flourished hugely popular yet immensely cruel bear-baiting shows, presided over by Queen Elizabeth herself, and Master of the Queen?s Bears, Phillip Henslowe, at Paris Gardens in London. Next door Henslowe builds The Rose Theatre where he partners Shakespeare staging his early plays. And… Queen Elizabeth stages a great water pageant celebrating the anniversary of victory over the Spanish Armada.

Hamnet and Mummer?s adventure of survival in 16th Century England is recounted through Mummer the bear?s eyes and senses, with a gentle touch of Shakespeare?s language woven into the story.

“A charming tale of a bear cub adopted by a rather famous family. Fascinating insight into Elizabethan times. The descriptions of the practice of bear-baiting and the terror of the captive bears forced to participate in the barbaric sport were particularly affecting. The language used in the book echoes Shakespeare’s own writing and quotes from his famous works are also included. Quietly whimsical and compassionate. Very enjoyable tale that transported me to another time and place.” – Helen Whistberry, author of the Malhaven Mysteries series.

“A delightful story. The sympathy engendered by the warm and friendly character of the bear captures the imagination of young readers.” – Pat Pinsent

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