Stories from Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean
  

Synopsis

Stories from Shakespeare by Geraldine McCaughrean

Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean. From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest. With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.

Reviews

The contents are not only a pleasing translation, as it were, but written with the hallmarks of a craftsman: skilful simplicity and a well trained eye for the telling phrase.--Theatre Magazine

About the Author

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean is one of today's most successful and highly regarded children's authors. She has won the Carnegie Medal, the Whitbread Children's Book Award (three times), the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize, the Smarties Bronze Award (four times) and the Blue Peter Book of the Year Award. Geraldine lives in Berkshire with her husband, daughter and golden retriever, Daisy. Read more about the author here.

Anne Fine on Geraldine McCaughrean:

'I reckon Geraldine McCaughrean knocks the socks off every other children's writer today. Everything she does is different and everything works – look at her list of prizes. She must write in tremendous bursts. Some years, she's so prolific the rest of us start joking that the fairies come in at night to do her work for her. Then she'll go quiet, so unlike all those writers who are persuaded by their publishers to come up with something every year, no matter how tired or drab. If Geraldine has nothing fresh to write, she doesn't write it.' (The Guardian)

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
176 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Geraldine McCaughrean
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Author's Website

www.geraldinemccaughrean.co...

Publisher

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

Publication date

12th January 2017

ISBN

9781510101456


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