FLIBBERTIGIBBETY WORDS YOUNG SHAKESPEARE CHASES INSPIRATION
Donna W. Guthrie
Synopsis
With quotes and sly references to the famous works of William Shakespeare and the words he invented, this adventurous ode to language will delight readers young and old.
It all starts one morning when words fly into William’s window. He wants to catch them, but they are flibbertigibbety and quick and slip right through his fingers. Soon whole lines of verse are leading him on a wild goose chase as they tumble, dip, flip and skip all through town, past a host of colorful characters the observant reader may find as familiar as the quotes. William remains persistent, and with time and the proper
About the Book
Author(s)
Donna Guthrie
Illustrator(s)
Asa Gilland
Publisher
Page Street Publishing
Release Date
Sep 1, 2020
ISBN
978-1-64567-062-9
Category
Picture Book
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From the Author
“My words fly up, my thoughts remain below.”

Literally chasing inspiration, young William runs through the streets, gardens, waters, and woods of Elizabethan England, in search of the flibbertigibbety words that flew in through his window one day and then escaped, in this whimsical, metaphorical ode to the language and plays of Shakespeare. Each spread features well-known phrases from a play, as the lad’s future characters—a multiracial group, in a nod to diversity in modern casting—stand on a balcony, ride in a carriage, or stir a boiling pot, as appropriate to their roles.
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