Tales from Shakespeare: Hamlet by Timothy Knapman
  

Synopsis

Tales from Shakespeare: Hamlet by Timothy Knapman

Hamlet is miserable after the death of his father, but when the ghost of his father appears and reveals that he was murdered, Hamlet decides to seek his revenge...Will he succeed? Step inside for a tragic tale of deceit and revenge. QED has chosen four plays to continue the successful Tales from Shakespeare series. These titles serve as the perfect introduction into the works of Shakespeare. The plays are retold as stories using clear and contemporary language, whilst each title keeps its originality by including key quotations from the original text. Lively illustrations bring these popular plays to life and will be sure to captivate the imagination and interest of young readers. The four new titles to continue the Tales From Shakespeare series include: Hamlet - 978-1-78493-000-4 Twelfth Night - 978-1-78493-002-8 Julius Caesar - 978-1-78493-006-6 Henry V - 978-1-78493-004-2

Reviews

These versons are retold in modern English but - and I really like this - they include key quotations from the original, in highlighted boxes. The retellings, despite being in modern English, manage to capture the feel of Shahespeare's language and they read aloud excellently; the attractive drawings give readers a feel for the plays and their characters

About the Author

Timothy Knapman

Timothy Knapman is a children’s writer, lyricist and playwright. His children’s books have been translated into twelve languages and include Soon, illustrated by Patrick Benson, Time Now To Dream, illustrated by Helen Oxenbury, Dinosaurs Don't Have Bedtimes, illustrated by Nikki Dyson, and the bestselling Mungo and the Picture Book Pirate series. His titles have often been featured on CBeebies Bedtime Stories. He lives in Weybridge, Surrey. Read more about the author here.

Photo credit: Robin Farquhar-Thomson

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
48 pages
Interest Age: From 7

Author

Timothy Knapman
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Author's Website

www.timothyknapman.co.uk/

Publisher

QED Publishing

Publication date

15th October 2015

ISBN

9781784930011


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