What does Widge look like in The Shakespeare Stealer?

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Widge is a slight boy, which might be explained by a lack of nutrition in his childhood. The orphanage, according to Widge, never had enough food to go around.

According to the head of the orphanage, he looks like a pigwidgeon. This means that he's small or slight. There's not much to him. This name stuck with him throughout his life and is why he's referred to as Widge. This seems to indicate that he hasn't gotten much larger even with better opportunities and more food.

It seems like he has no major noticeable features. It's easy for him to fly below people's notice. In the first chapter, he thinks to himself that he's content to be a lowly prentice because the man doesn't appear to notice him at first. Nothing about him is remarked on as standing out.

On the cover of the book, Widge has dark short hair with messy bangs, wide-set eyes, and pale skin. However, it's possible that the cover art doesn't picture Widge the way the author intended.

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Widge, the protagonist of Gary Blackwood's The Shakespeare Stealer, is a fourteen-year-old orphan boy living in Elizabethan England who was born in 1757. Physically, he is described as having been a "small and frail" child, which is how he got the name Widge, which is short for "Pigwidgeon." His small size is implied to have been caused, at least in part, by a lack of nourishment, as the orphanage in which he grew up rarely had enough food to go around. While not much else is stated about Widge's physical appearance, the reader is given some information about his typical manner of dress. Widge's very few possessions in the world include a linen tunic, woolen stockings that are solely worn for church, and "an ill-fitting sheep skin doublet handed down from Dr. Bright's son."

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