Stage Wars (Youth
Theater Adventures Book 1) Ages 10+
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Stage Wars is available at
SOWER in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
love Youth Theater!
Stage Wars combines my love for the
stage with my
love for adventure and history. Also, my husband, Jason, drew
the chapter pictures. We had such fun
working on this project together!
Michaels knew it was a bad idea to sword fight with TJ Fortine, his onstage
nemesis. TJ clanged his sword repeatedly against Shem's. Shem barely had time
to parry. He backed up, tripped. Then suddenly, they were falling across yellow
warning tape, their bodies crashing through the stage's broken trap door.
Freefalling terror. Screams. Then,
pulsed overhead. Then, everything went pitch dark. Whatever they'd landed in
began twirling like a revved up merry-go-round. When the spinning stopped, Shem
gawked at the miniature computer screen in the golf-cart-like contraption.
York, England, 1068?
Oh, no. Had they fallen into a time machine?
If so, Shem was lost in a medieval world with the one person on the planet he
didn't get along with—TJ Fortine!
Can Shem and TJ survive?
Perhaps, find a way to become friends?
A story about Youth Theater, time travel,
friendship, and faith.
proven to be an exciting, highly entertaining adventure for children
and, surprisingly, enough, for adults as well! Before giving copies to
our grandchildren, my husband and I read with delight the escapades of
Shem, TJ, and their cast of lively characters. Along with them, we
got swept away by the Time Spinner, traveling back into
history...meeting new people facing the joys and struggles of their lot
in life in 1068.
E Hanks' vivid imagination has brought to life believable,
colorful characters that make "Time Travel" seem even plausible! All of
us are looking forward to more harrowing escapades of Shem and
friends in the next sequel Stage
We won't miss it.....neither should you!
Jack and Sue Kidd
playwright, Mary E. Hanks, has written a fun, entertaining
story filled with pulse-pounding suspense and harrowing experiences
that will captivate any child's imagination. As a mother of two boys
who delight in sword fighting, medieval times and role playing, I know
kids will enjoy reading Stage Wars as the main characters embark on a
time travel adventure unlike anything they've ever experienced. In the
course of rehearsing for a school play, Shem, TJ and Claire find
themselves aboard the Time Spinner, Professor Plunkmeyer’s brain child.
Deposited in England in 1068 during the reign of King William the
Conqueror when sword-wielding warriors and dungeons were the norm, can
foes become friends and work together to find their way home again?
Stage right. Stage left. Offstage. Onstage. Houselights and
intermission. For any youngster who enjoys theater and play acting, and
feels a call to Broadway, this book is a great choice. Theatrical and
captivating, Stage Wars is sure to make a bookworm out of even the most
reluctant reader. If your child has an adventurous spirit and loves
history and play-acting, then this is the book to read. Run to the
bookstore and pick up a copy – and don’t be late! And don’t let Mrs.
Dragoon catch you without your costume on!
Paula Lynn McGrew
Author of My Heart Beats
and Poodles at
it! I would recommend this book to anyone who likes adventure." Peyton
the book to keep going on forever!" Claire
Mary at her first
A chapter picture
from Stage Wars by Jason Hanks.
Local authors at the book
signing at SOWER in Coeur d'Alene.