The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse by Gina Pollinger

The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse

Written by Gina Pollinger
Illustrated by Emma Chichester Clark


The Orchard Book of Classic Shakespeare Verse by Gina Pollinger

This selection of verse and poetry from William Shakespeare, the greatest playwright the World has ever known, is filled with wit and wisdom, tenderness and magic, mischief and merriment.An exquisite collection of Shakespeare's writing featuring favourite passages of verse, familiar to many, along with lesser-known pieces, all of which sparkle in the mind and fire the imagination.The poems and verse have been carefully selected to ensure that even younger readers develop a lifelong love of the Bard and his timeless legacy. Includes a foreword by Gina Pollinger, inviting readers to immerse themselves in the delight of Shakespeare's writing. The richness of the words is matched by Emma Chichester Clark's gem-like illustrations, capturing all the life of these enduring poems.

About the Author

Gina Pollinger is a published author, compiler, and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Gina studied English at Oxford and worked as an editor in London and New York, before becoming a hugely-respected literary agent for over 25 years before her retirement. In 1998, Gina was awarded the Eleanor Farjeon Award for her distinguished contribution to the world of children's books. She lives in London.Emma Chichester Clark studied at The Royal College of Art in London, where one of her tutors was Quentin Blake. She is a multi-award-winning illustrator and was honoured with The Mother Goose Award for illustration. Emma's picture books include the popular I Love You Blue Kangaroo! which was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. For Orchard, Emma has illustratrated many of our prized and treasured gift books, including The Orchard Book of Greek Myths, The Orchard Book of Greek Gods and Goddesses, The Orchard Book of Roman Myths, The Orchard Book of Aesop's Fables, The Orchard Book of Grimm's Fairy Tales and The Orchard Book of Hans Christian Andersen's Fairy Tales.

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96 pages


Gina Pollinger
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Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

5th June 2014



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