The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire by Jon Mayhew
  

Synopsis

The Merchant of Venice Band 16/Sapphire by Jon Mayhew

Get acquainted with Shakespeare's classic tale of greed and revenge, in this light-hearted and amusing retelling. Bassanio is overjoyed when he finally gets to marry Portia. But, his happiness is short-lived when he is forced to defend his dear friend Antonio, who's in trouble with an old merchant - intent on getting his pound of flesh. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage

About the Author

Jon Mayhew

Jon Mayhew is a man with a dark imagination, who has always loved writing and storytelling. An English teacher (to children and teenagers) for 20 years, he now works as a specialist teacher for children with autism. He has four children himself and, when neither teaching nor writing, he plays in ceilidh bands and runs marathons. Jon lives between the ancient cities of Chester and Liverpool. Jon's debut novel, Mortlock, was shortlisted for the 2011 Waterstone's Children's Book Prize and longlisted for the 2011 Branford Boase Award.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
56 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Jon Mayhew
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Publisher

Collins an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
www.collins.co.uk

Publication date

3rd January 2017

ISBN

9780008179472


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