William Shakespeare: The Master Playwright (What's Their Story?)

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9780199104383: William Shakespeare: The Master Playwright (What's Their Story?)

A wonderful new series of well-told, beautifully illustrated biographies with dramatic, evocative illustrations on every page. Each book tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. Lively, narrative text by skilled storytellers Colourful, picturebook style artwork will stimulate the imagination and linger in the memory International range of characters Each has a timeline and index for easy reference The biographies link in with National Curriculum KS1 and KS2 Young children love a good story. What better way to introduce them to the giants of our past than through these delightful books? The titles in the series have been chosen to cover a wide range of characters and to have both national and international appeal.

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Haydn Middleton is the author of a number of books, both those aimed at children and several fascinating novels of modern British fiction.

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Grade 2-4-This British import breaks no new ground. In 18 heavily illustrated pages, most of what is known of Shakespeare's life is touched on chronologically with brief glimpses of the Elizabethan theatre and court life. A few of the major plays are described. While the full-color drawings do provide some useful architectural detail, especially of the Globe, they are cluttered and have a textbook look. The information is accurate and the text is friendly if undistinguished. Working with the same severely limited number of facts available to all biographers of Shakespeare, Middleton has chosen to fictionalize to fill in some gaps. In Bard of Avon (Morrow, 1992), still the benchmark Shakespeare biography for young readers, Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema used the scarcity of information to explain how scholars work. In so doing, they created a much more interesting book.
Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT
Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Book Description Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1997. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 32pp What's Their Story? Series. [In stock in Australia, for immediate delivery] A wonderful new series of well-told, beautifully illustrated biographies with dramatic, evocative illustrations on every page. Each book tells the story of a remarkable person from the past, whose name and achievements have lived on far beyond their own time. Lively, narrative text by skilled storytellers: * Colourful, picture book style artwork will stimulate the imagination and linger in the memory; * International range of characters; * Each has a timeline and index for easy reference Young children love a good story. What better way to introduce them to this literary giant than through this delightful book?. Bookseller Inventory # 4572

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