"Macbeth" for KidsPaperback Shakespeare Can Be Fun! (Paperback)
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- Publisher: FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
- Format: Paperback | 64 pages
- Dimensions: 191mm x 226mm x 5mm | 113g
- Publication date: 22 May 1998
- Publication City/Country: Ontario
- ISBN 10: 0887532799
- ISBN 13: 9780887532795
- Illustrations note: 100 colour illustrations
- Sales rank: 41,283
For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has been introducing Shakespeare to primary school pupils. Working with her students, many as young as seven, she makes Shakespeare's plays come wonderfully alive for young eyes and ears. The texts are rewritten as simple rhyming verse and illustrated by her pupils' own lively colour illustrations of the characters and the action. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world.
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Lois Burdett's success in introducing Shakespeare to children is reflected in her growing international reputation. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world, including the American National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received "Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education," Canada's "Meritorious Service Medal," the Canadian Teachers' Federation's "Hilroy Fellowship," and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.
Burdett's couplets are immediate, colloquial, and accessible even to the very young.--Philippa Shephard"Quill and Quire" (06/01/1996)