Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare

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This is a wonderful collection of retellings of six of William Shakespeare's best-loved plays - a perfect mix of comedy, tragedy, magic and romance - retold for younger readers. Full of colourful illustrations from the `Usborne Young Reading Programme`. It contains `A Midsummer Night's Dream`, `Hamlet`, `Macbeth`, `Romeo and Juliet`, `The Tempest` and `Twelfth Night`. It includes a section at the back on the life and times of William Shakespeare. It comes now in a shrink-wrapped, luxurious cloth-bound edition, making it a gift to treasure.
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Product details

  • 12-17
  • Hardback | 416 pages
  • 170 x 220 x 40mm | 1,400g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • full colour illustrations throughout
  • 1409554651
  • 9781409554653
  • 69,277

Review quote

A sumptuous publication, illustrated in full colour on every page, with pictures of the characters set at the beginning of each story. The prose is accessible, and the stories race along. * The Guardian * A great book for every child's collection. * Parents in Touch Website * Even though all of the plays are written so that young readers can understand them, some of the more famous lines from Shakespeare's works can still be found. I am thoroughly impressed! * Bookworm Mama * With their usual creative flair and beautiful pictures, Usborne have recently published Illustrated Shakespeare which includes retellings of Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet and the Tempest as well as a short biography of the Bard himself - the perfect way to open up Key Stage 2 children to his wonderful plays. * Family Interest * This is another super book in the Usborne Illustrated Stories series... a marvellous introduction to Shakespeare. Each play is introduced with a summary (and pictures) of the characters, so they can be followed throughout the story. Twelfth Night, Macbeth, The Tempest, Hamlet, Midsummer Night's Dream and Romeo and Juliet are included. The use of extracts from the original work gives children a feel for Shakespeare's language without being daunting. A great book for every child's collection. * Parents in Touch Website *
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Rating details

66 ratings
4.39 out of 5 stars
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2 6% (4)
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