Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bridget O'Dwyer
  

Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream

Written by Bridget O'Dwyer
Illustrated by

Synopsis

Celtic Night A Fifteen-Year Old Girl's Modern Retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream by Bridget O'Dwyer

A modern retelling of A Midsummer Night's Dream, this story of a 15-year-old American girl's experience studying abroad in the Irish countryside borrows elements from Irish folklore and escapist-fantasy fiction. Adjustment to life with an Irish family is hard at first, but she forges a bond with her new school friends when, late one night, they slip out into the surrounding woods and revel with fairy-like creatures at a magical wedding party. Real settings in Ireland provide the backdrop for the story, and the Shakespearean storyline serves well to depict an adolescent's breakthrough from outsider status to membership in an enchanted society.

Reviews

Has the brat-pack appeal of movies of the 1980s such as Pretty in Pink or Sixteen Candles , and should entertain its intended audience. -- Borrowers and Lenders, The Journal of Shakespeare and Appropriation

About the Author

Bridget O'Dwyer is a high-school senior who won the 2004 Fresh Writers Competition for this story inspired by a year spent in Ireland. She lives in Shaker Heights, Ohio.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Bridget O'Dwyer
More books by Bridget O'Dwyer

Publisher

Publication date

1st March 2006

ISBN

9781932802948


It’s a community united by a passion for books and promoting the best there is in children’s literature.

Sam Bateman and family

A great way to introduce kids to great books, authors & genres. Parents can find age-appropriate books to share with their children.

Judi Davies – Aberdare Girls Sch

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

Love “Lovereading4kids” as my son gets to hear about & read new books before his mates which keeps him interested in reading=a very happy Mum

Liz Evans

Lovereading4kids is great, we get books really early never late. We love to read and review, and think you would like it too. The excitement

Jasmine Harris-Hart, age 12

This company is amazing; not only is it is a great opportunity to get books and review them but everyone is so friendly and supportive!

Jemma Rubens, age 10

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools