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A fascinating new series of biographies of important artists, writers and other creative people. Each title looks at a person's life, including their social background and aspects of their daily life, and examines the ways in which their work reflected or shaped social and cultural changes. Each book features: - panels including quotations and background information - pictures of their lives and works - a timeline of key events and significant works
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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.From School Library Journal:
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
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Book Description Heinemann Library, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0431139954