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On the fence over the need to study Shakespeare? Shakespeare's plays are pictures of humanity both at its very worst as well as its very best, delving into issues of romance, deceit, tragedy, and revenge. And then there is the language - difficult for an adult to understand, let alone a child. But Shakespeare is a literary icon; references to his works are everywhere, from advertising to sermons, and we do our children a disservice if we ignore his impact.
Graphic Shakespeare is the easier, sanitized way to expose your child to 4 of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, and 1 of his most popular comedies. Full-color artwork brings the scenes to life while speech bubbles present key excerpts from Shakespeare’s original dialogue. Of utmost help is that Graphic Shakespeare adds captions in modern English to make the stories easier to follow, plus a glossary at the foot of each page helps with any challenging vocabulary.
If you have a child who groans at the thought of reading Shakespeare, you may find a whole different attitude when you present your child with these graphic versions of Shakespeare's works. While these plays are condensed, Graphic Shakespeare has retained enough key phrases and quotations from the originals that your child will have more than a nodding acquaintance with each celebrated play. The five plays include: Hamlet, Macbeth, Julius Caesar, Romeo and Juliet, and A Midsummer Night's Dream.
Number of Pages: 192
Publisher: Scribo Books
Date of Publication: October 6, 2015
Age Range: 7+
I myself have been intimidated by Shakespeare, so when I saw this I thought it was perfect for my daughter, who is very visual, like me. She has gotten a general idea of the works and didn't complain about it at all.
Fun way to cover Shakespeare or enrich your other readings of The Bard. Graphic novels are great for kids who need a push to read, and for artists. They're also just a great way to mix up your reading. Worth adding to the bookshelf!
Such a lovely way to introduce Shakespeare to the young! And very beautifully illustrated. My child really enjoys it and has sparked her interest for more! I have even enjoyed reading them!
I wish I had this in high school. Most kids don’t like Shakespeare, but these books present it in an easy to understand way and even makes it a little exciting!
We actually didn't love this one. I think the quality is good and the illustrations are nice. I just think the comic book style doesn't fit our family.