The Secret of the Rose

9780060872502_p0_v1_s260x420-1The Secret of the Rose
By Sarah L. Thomson

Ages: 10 and up
Category: Fiction, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Greenwillow
Pub. Date: August 2006
ISBN: 978-0060872502,
 Hardcover Trade, $16.99
ISBN: 978-0060872519,
 Hardcover Library, $17.89

Fourteen-year-old Rosalind Archer has secrets to hide, so she disguises herself as a boy and takes a job as a servant for a playwright named Christopher Marlowe. But she soon discovers that her new master has secrets even more dangerous than her own in this spy thriller set in Elizabethan London.

Awards & Accolades
“Fast-paced and accessible.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Thomson deftly weaves even more danger and intrigue into the story.”
Horn Book

“A tour de force of 16th century London life.”
Maine Sunday Telegram