"Hamlet" for Kids

"Hamlet" for Kids

Paperback Shakespeare Can Be Fun! (Paperback)

By (author) Lois Burdett, Foreword by Kenneth Branagh

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  • Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Format: Paperback | 64 pages
  • Dimensions: 191mm x 229mm x 10mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 3 May 2001
  • Publication City/Country: Ontario
  • ISBN 10: 1552095304
  • ISBN 13: 9781552095300
  • Illustrations note: 100 colour illustrations
  • Sales rank: 65,755

Product description

Perhaps the best-known of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet has all the ingredients for a gripping story: revenge and power, familial love and betrayal, dramatic sword fights, dark spooky scenes. Once again Lois Burdett has woven her own brand of magic by transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into simple rhyming couplets. She has created a version of Hamlet especially for children, even as young as seven, and one that readers of all ages will enjoy. The author's own pupils have created wonderful drawings of Hamlet to illustrate her fluid rhymes. Their artistic interpretations are vivid evidence of her clever ability to bring Shakespeare's complex characters and intricate plots to life for young people.

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Author information

Lois Burdett is in great demand throughout the world for her workshops where she instructs educators how to familiarize young children with Shakespeare. She has received Encyclopedia Britannica's Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards.

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Ideal for introducing the play (and Shakespeare) in the classroom or before the theatre.--Susan Perren"Globe and Mail" (05/27/2000)