The Théâtre Illuminata Series – Feiwel & Friends
EYES LIKE STARS (2009)
Welcome to the Théâtre Illuminata, where the characters of every play ever written can be found behind the curtain. They were born to play their parts, and are bound to the Théâtre by The Book–an ancient and magical tome of scripts. Beatrice Shakespeare Smith is not one of them, but they are her family–and she is about to lose them all and the only home she has ever known.
“All the world’s truly a stage in Lisa Mantchev’s innovative tale, EYES LIKE STARS. Magical stagecraft, unmanageable fairies, and a humorous cast of classical characters form the backdrop for this imaginative coming-of-age.”
—SUZANNE COLLINS, author of THE HUNGER GAMES series
PERCHANCE TO DREAM (2010)
Beatrice Shakespeare Smith’s search for her stolen companion has brought her traveling company far from the stage of the Théâtre Illuminata. With the power of her words, Bertie can reshape reality, but the magic is wild and defies her attempts to control it. The Pirate’s time is running out and Sea Goddess will not give up her prize willingly.
“This is another rousing adventure of literary and theatrical whimsy, filled with sly twists and humorous moments. Bertie’s continuing story deserves multiple encores and a standing ovation.”
—Realms of Fantasy
SO SILVER BRIGHT (2011)
Things are never easy for Beatrice Shakespeare Smith. Something’s happened to the Théâtre Illuminata, putting the only home she’s ever known in limbo. Her mother’s sanity is fraying under the strain, her father has vanished and an angry goddess is out for revenge. Bertie is caught between her duties and her dreams, just as her heart is torn between Ariel and Nate. But hope glimmers in a Distant Castle, and if Bertie can put on the performance of her life, she can win the magical boon that may save them all.
“…fans of the series will find even more of what they loved in this book: the surrealistic imagery; the witty wordplay and literary allusions; and favorite characters…”
—School Library Journal