Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet by Anna Claybourne
  

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet

Written by Anna Claybourne
Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
Part of the Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories Series

Synopsis

Short, Sharp Shakespeare Stories: Hamlet by Anna Claybourne

To be or not to be? That is the question...A murdered king, his haunted son, a wicked stepfather and a doomed romance... Read on, through madness and mystery, to discover the calamitous tale at the heart of Hamlet, one of Shakespeare's most famous tragedies.Contains information about the background to Hamlet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Madness, and how it was treated in 16th century England, is also examined, to give some context in which the play was written.The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.

About the Author

Anna Claybourne

Anna Claybourne is the author of numerous books on the natural world for young readers, including the Usborne Internet-Linked Encyclopedia of Planet Earth, the Survival Skills Handbook and many more. She is also the winner of the Times Educational Supplement Senior Information Book Award for her title The World of Shakespeare which summarised the plays in attractive and digestible synopses. She is also the author of a picture called Where's Will.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages

Author

Anna Claybourne
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Author's Website

annaclaybourne.co.uk/

Publisher

Wayland (Publishers) Ltd an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

11th December 2014

ISBN

9780750281171


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