Twelfth Night by Beverley Birch, William Shakespeare


Twelfth Night by Beverley Birch, William Shakespeare

This atmospheric retelling of the comic and entertaining tale of unrequited love and mistaken identity captures the heightened emotion of Shakespeare's classic of English literature. Echoing the language of the original it makes an ideal introduction to the play for all readers new to Shakespeare. Newly illustrated with striking black-and-white illustrations, this retelling was previously published in the collections SHAKESPEARE'S STORIES: COMEDIES (UK sales of 10,000) and SHAKESPEARE'S STORIES (UK sales of 35,000).


'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.'

.' - 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 A fantastic introduction to the master playwright - a lyrical re-telling that captures all the magic ... and beautifully brigns them alive ... with exquisite illustrations, this is the perfect gift book. -- Parent's News 20031101 Lovely to read aloud ... B. Birch has been true to the original stories and doesn't talk down to children. -- Angels and Urchins 20030801

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 at the age of fifteen. 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. Her latest novel RIFT is published in October 2006.

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80 pages
Interest Age: 9-12


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Publication date

12th October 2006



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