A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare by Lois Burdett

A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare

Written by Lois Burdett
Illustrated by
Part of the Shakespeare Can be Fun! S. Series


A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare by Lois Burdett

For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has been introducing Shakespeare to primary school pupils. Working with her students, many as young as seven, she makes Shakespeare's plays come wonderfully alive for young eyes and ears. The texts are rewritten as simple rhyming verse and illustrated by her pupils' own lively colour illustrations of the characters and the action. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world.


Combines a lively, often humorous biographical poem ... with even livelier and amusing color drawings. A wonderfully rich example of how young children absorb language and make it their own ... Highly recommended.--Ray Doiron CCL (01/01/1996) Can easily be used and enjoyed by teachers and students anywhere.--Anne Barry Library Talk (09/01/1995)

About the Author

Lois Burdett's success in introducing Shakespeare to children is reflected in her growing international reputation. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world, including the American National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.

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64 pages


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Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

22nd May 1998



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Firefly Books Ltd is an imprint of Firefly Press Ltd

logo Firefly Press is a new children's and YA publisher based in Wales that publishes quality fiction for 5-19 years olds.

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