Young Shakespeare by Tony Bonning
  

Synopsis

Young Shakespeare by Tony Bonning

What was life like for William Shakespeare when he was a boy? Young Shakespeare , just one title in this series that gives you the childhood years of some of our most accomplished writers, leaders and scientists, is a funny and entertaining look into the young life of William Shakespeare with jokes and fascinating facts to keep you enthralled. A selection of Shakespeare's sonnets and songs and short extracts from some of his plays are included as an introduction to the works of this great playwright. Where did he grow up? What sort of school did he go to? How did the son of a glovemaker become one of the greatest playwrights of all time? Answers to these questions and more besides in this title. This is the second in a series of books that explores the lives of famous people by examining their life when they were young.

About the Author

Tony Bonning was born into a farming family in the Galloway hills of South-West Scotland. Reared on a diet of hard work and storytelling, Tony developed his writing skills as a journalist before becoming a self-employed writer in 1994. Since then he has written a number of best-selling books for children including Another Fine Mess (featured on Tweenies and on the SATS recommended reading list) and The Great Goat Chase. He writes also for adults and has done a number of books on Scotland including Galloway and Arran. Tony is also rated as one of Scotland's top storytellers and is well known across the country for his Aiken Drum concerts, which include a mix of story, song and rhyme. He also founded the Play It By Ear music groups in Galloway and is founder and director of the Galloway Children's Festival. Tony lives in Kirkcudbright and is married with seven children.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
128 pages

Author

Tony Bonning
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Publisher

Waverley Books Ltd

Publication date

29th May 2009

ISBN

9781902407425


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