Shakespeare's Tales by William Shakespeare, Beverley Birch
  

Shakespeare's Tales

Written by William Shakespeare, Beverley Birch
Illustrated by Stephen Lambert

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Synopsis

Shakespeare's Tales by William Shakespeare, Beverley Birch

'The barge she sat in like a burnished throne, burned on the water: the poop was beaten gold, purple the sails...' A lyrical re-telling of Shakespeare's plays; Hamlet, The Tempest, Anthony and Cleopatra and Othello by respected children's author Beverley Birch, partnered with sublime illustrations by Stephen Lambert. A perfect introduction to these landmark plays.

Reviews

The perfect primer...once children have got the stories under their belt, they will then be emboldened to tackle the real thing. West Sussex Gazette In modern but elegant language, the stories allow the reader to grasp the complexity of Shakespeare's work in an understandable way Derby Evening Telegraph 'a lyrical retelling of some of his greatest plays that captures all the magic of the original texts but beautifully brings them alive for readers who are reluctant or intimidated - a perfect gift book. Parents News Praise for Beverley Birch's Shakespeare Stories (1988): 'True to the power and poetry of the original plays, these dramatic retellings will help attract the reluctant and the intimidated to the pleasures of Shakespeare.

& TECHNOLOGY Superbly retold. THE YOUNG READER Highly recommended. THE BOOK REPORT Highly satisfactory means of introducing children to shakespeare ... tackles the central issues with great clarity and discretion. LETTER TO SUNDAY TIMES I've always been opposed to condensation and simplification of great works of literature. As a remedial reading teacher, I refused to have my students use the versions of great books that were written down ... But here Birch has won me over completely. KLIATT PAPERBACK GUIDE Beverley Birch evocatively retells ... in modern but elegant language, the stories allow the reader to grasp the complexity of Shakespeare's work in an understandable way Derby evening telegraph All the wonder is retained and the difficulty lessened. MEADOWCREEK LEARNING RESOURCES CENTRE ... appealing, direct, concise and sensible... West Sussex Gazette a sophisticated illustrated book, ideal for students studying or intersted in reading Shakespeare... These stories contain a depth of pyschological insight, emotion and powerful style... readable, interesting and very descriptive... excellent CMIS Evaluation

About the Author

Beverley is author of more than 40 books from picture books and novels to science biographies. She was born in London, grew up in Kenya and came to Britain for the first time to take A levels. She graduated from Cambridge with a degree in Economics and Sociology. After travelling in Africa, America, Europe and the Middle East, Beverley joined Penguin as an editor. Her first job was on Economics textbooks, but within a few weeks someone offered to let her work on children's books. She jumped at the chance, and has never looked back. Now she combines writing and working as an editor here at Hodder. She has two daughters and is married to photographer Nick Birch. Stephen Lambert grew up in Reigate Surrey and has lived in London, North Yorkshire and now Cornwall. He loves walking, gardening and painting!

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

William Shakespeare, Beverley Birch
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st June 2008

ISBN

9780340970126


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