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A beautiful new edition, reissued and reformatted to celebrate 450 years since William Shakespeare's birth - an ideal first introduction to eight of his most-loved stories that will be enjoyed for generations to come.
Eight of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Hamlet and Macbeth, are retold in this truly classic collection. Andrew Matthews' lively retellings capture all the drama and excitement of the original plays and Angela Barrett's beautiful illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life.
|Publication date:||20th March 2014|
|Publisher:||Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Books|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Other Categories:||Shakespeare 400 Anniversary|
Angela Barrett completed a Masters Degree at the Royal College of Art, London and was taught by Quentin Blake. Upon leaving, Angela turned almost immediately to illustration as a career. Her first book was The King, The Cat and The Fiddle, for A&C Black, which was runner up in the Mother Goose Award in 1984. Since then, Angela has illustrated titles and designed book covers for well over 30 titles. Recognition of her work came with the Smarties Prize in 1988 for Can It Be True?, the WH Smith Illustration Award in 1991 for The Hidden House and being shortlisted for the Kurt ...More About Andrew Matthews