Friday, April 25, 2014

Top ten Shakespeare books for children

Andrew Matthews is an internationally renowned author who has written numerous books for children and teenagers, including Shakespeare Stories. One of ten top Shakespeare books for children he tagged for the Guardian:
Mr William Shakespeare's Plays by Marcia Williams

This is an ingenious and delightful book. The plays are presented as a comic strip, with characters speaking lines taken directly from Shakespeare, and a simplified account of the plot running in a band under each strip. Around the edges of each page, we see characters from the audience in the Globe Theatre commenting on the action, as they would have done in real life. The seven plays on offer are Julius Caesar, Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Winter's Tale, Hamlet, and The Tempest.
Read about the other books on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue