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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer

Written by Mick Manning

Illustrated by Brita Granstrom

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Follow the amazing dramatic life of a theatrical icon, vividly described in words and pictures.  With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and The Tempest, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for children to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

Endorsed by Simon Callow, Shakespearean actor and biographer: "I can't think of a book more likely than this enchantingly illustrated tome to connect young people to the greatest, most exciting, most human, most surprising writer of them all. A great achievement."

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William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer Synopsis

The life of William Shakespeare is vividly depicted, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, childhood and schooldays, through apprenticeship at his father's glove-making shop, his marriage to Anne Hathaway, and then the move to London - where Will hones his skills as an actor-playwright for The Lord Chamberlain's Men.

When the newly-built Globe Theatre opens in 1599, Will Shakespeare is a key member of the company, and many of Shakespeare's most famous plays are first performed here. By his death in 1616, William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the master playwright of his age - and ever since as one of the greatest writers of all time.

Published in association with the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, a great source of further reading.

William Shakespeare Scenes from the Life of the World's Greatest Writer Press Reviews

'A perfect introduction to the real Shakespeare' - Simon Callow

'Selected for the Children's Preview Drawing on the latest biographical research, this offers a really excellent introduction from primary school-aged children... life in 16th Century England is vividly depicted via comic strips.' -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller

"an inspirational duo.” Parents in Touch

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ISBN: 9781847807595
Publication date: 03/03/2016
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781847803450
Publication date: 04/06/2015
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781847803450
Publication date: 4th June 2015
Author: Mick Manning
Illustrator: Brita Granstrom
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Childrens Books an imprint of Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers

About Mick Manning

Mick Manning and Brita Granström specialize in lyrical non- fiction picture books. They have written and illustrated over 60 books and have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, the English Association Award and The Royal Society Young People’s Book Award. Their previous books, published internationally and in many languages, include the award-winning Fly on the Wall series, Tail-End Charlie, What Mr Darwin Saw, Charles Dickens: An Extraordinary Life, Nature Adventures, Wild Adventures, The Beatles and William Shakespeare. Mick and Brita live in the Scottish Borders. Read a Q&A with Mick and Brita here. &...

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