Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Stories for Children by Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare
  

Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Stories for Children

Written by Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare
Illustrated by Tony Ross
Part of the Shakespeare Stories Series

Synopsis

Shakespeare Stories: A Midsummer Night's Dream Shakespeare Stories for Children by Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare

The course of true love never did run smooth... A magical retelling of Hermia, Helen, Demetrius and Lysander's classic story - and of the impish fairy Puck, who meddles in their tangled web of love with hilarious consequences... With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, and Love and Magic in A Midsummer Night's Dream. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Reviews

An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for the junior reader. The School Librarian Andrew Matthews admirably conveys the beauty and power of the original plays. The text is full of the rhythms of spoken language and begs to be read aloud. Junior Education The retelling of the plays is done with great individual style. The Bookseller

About the Author

Andrew Matthews has written numerous books for children and teenagers, and is an internationally renowned author. He wrote King Arthur and Wolf Summer for the Orchard list, as well as a series of retellings of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. Andrew has been short-listed twice for the Smarties Award. He lives in Berkshire. Tony Ross is one of the most highly regarded children's book creators/illustrators in Britain. For Orchard he illustrated the Greek and Roman Myths books in the Orchard Myths range, and the hilarious One and Only series by Laurence Anholt, as well as the poetry collection Balloon Lagoon. Tony lives in Wales.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages

Author

Andrew Matthews, William Shakespeare
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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

1st October 2002

ISBN

9781841213323


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