So Silver Bright - Lisa Mantchev
Bertie Shakespeare Smith lives in the most exciting theater in the world, the Theatre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written lives behind the curtains – ready at a moment’s notice to play the parts they were born to play. Bertie doesn’t have a part. She isn’t one of the cast so often called for a performance. The Book, the magical compilation of all the scripts ever written, doesn’t bind her to the Theatre like the others, but it is her home all the same and, as an orphan, they are the only family she has ever known.

Bertie is known for getting into mischief. She calls for scene changes when the Stage Manager hasn’t approved them, uses props she shouldn’t, and most recently, shot off a canon and destroyed three different scene pieces and set a curtain on fire. This latest mishap has landed her another appointment with the Theater Manager where she will receive yet another punishment.

After learning that she may lose her home in the Theatre, Bertie comes up with an ambitious plan to prove herself to the Theater Manager and every one living at the Theatre Illuminata. With the help of Peaseblossom, Cobweb, Moth, and Mustardseed, the fairies from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Bertie sets out to right some wrongs and make a place for herself in the Theatre Illuminata.

EYES LIKE STARS is delightful. The lyrical text and the adorable humor will leave you smiling many times throughout the story. The silly antics of the four fairies who act as Bertie’s constant companions are hilarious. EYES LIKE STARS will definitely be one of the books that will land on your to-read-again pile. Once the curtain comes down on Act I you’ll be clamoring for Act II, Perchance To Dream, which will be released in the Fall of 2010.

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