Hamlet for Kids by Lois Burdett, Kenneth Branagh
  

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Hamlet for Kids by Lois Burdett, Kenneth Branagh

Perhaps the best-known of Shakespeare's tragedies, Hamlet has all the ingredients for a gripping story: revenge and power, familial love and betrayal, dramatic sword fights, dark spooky scenes. Once again Lois Burdett has woven her own brand of magic by transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into simple rhyming couplets. She has created a version of Hamlet especially for children, even as young as seven, and one that readers of all ages will enjoy. The author's own pupils have created wonderful drawings of Hamlet to illustrate her fluid rhymes. Their artistic interpretations are vivid evidence of her clever ability to bring Shakespeare's complex characters and intricate plots to life for young people.

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Ideal for introducing the play (and Shakespeare) in the classroom or before the theatre.--Susan Perren Globe and Mail (05/27/2000)

About the Author

Lois Burdett is in great demand throughout the world for her workshops where she instructs educators how to familiarize young children with Shakespeare. She has received Encyclopedia Britannica's Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: 7-11

Author

Lois Burdett, Kenneth Branagh
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Publisher

Firefly Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2001

ISBN

9781552095300

Publisher Profile

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.

Publisher's Website

www.fireflypress.co.uk


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