Skip to Main Content (Press Enter) Toggle side nav

The True Prince

Best Seller
The True Prince by J.B. Cheaney
Mar 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780307548375

Available from:

  • Mar 12, 2009 | ISBN 9780307548375 | Middle Grade (10 and up)

    Available from:

Product Details


Booklist named Cheaney’s The Playmaker one of 2000’s ten best first novels for young adults, saying: “This challenging, extremely well-researched coming-of-age tale will enrich theater, literature, and history courses.”

“J. B. Cheaney vividly presents the sights, smells and sounds of late 16th-century London and particularly brings the theatrical world to life.” –Chicago Tribune on The Playmaker

“A thrilling story of cutpurses, highwaymen, murder, intrigue, and eventually the midnight dismantling of the Burbage’s Theater.”—Kirkus Reviews

“A treat for sophisticated readers. The plot twists are ingenious; the style evokes the Elizabethan period without overwhelming the story.”—The Horn Book Magazine

“J. B. Cheaney has a magical ability to conjure up an unfamiliar place. . . . The True Prince was a joy to read, tense and touching and wise.”—Karen Cushman

Be the first to know!
More from J.B. Cheaney and book picks sent right to your inbox
More from J.B. Cheaney and book picks sent right to your inbox
By clicking SIGN UP, I acknowledge that I have read and agree to Penguin Random House’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.
Something awesome is on its way.
Back to Top