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Witches with magical omens. Murder most foul. The quest for power at all costs. Bloody and spectacular battles. This modern retelling of Macbeth, enhanced with superbly evocative full-color art throughout, captures all the drama of Shakespeare’s classic play. Written by an outstanding scholar, the language is simple yet eloquent, and draws young readers into the story with superb dialogue, vivid description, and careful attention to the flow of events. The skillful blending of Shakespeare’s own lines with modern language and illuminating information enhances youngsters’ involvement and comprehension. There’s background on Shakespeare and the play, answers to FAQs, and a Who’s Who of the characters. Young Reader’s Shakespeare is a powerful visual and reading experience.
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Lynne Cannoy was a professional designer, art director, and teacher before pursuing a career in illustration. Her work has won recognition in the New York Society of Illustrators annual exhibitions, and she has created numerous posters for the Pittsburgh Public Theater and Center Stage, Baltimore. This is her first book.
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Grade 5-10–This prose retelling of one of Shakespeare's most popular and frequently taught plays is a good introduction for readers who might not be ready for the original. It is told in short, two- to three-page chapters and is intended for a slightly older audience than Bruce Coville's picture book William Shakespeare's Macbeth (Dial, 1997). McKeown incorporates many of the most significant poetic passages and images from the play into his clearly written, sometimes slangy narrative, and there is also some literary explication. The book includes a short introduction to the play and its history, a section called "Questions People Ask about Macbeth," and a listing of characters. The angular, almost Cubist illustrations are appropriate to the dark subject matter and suggest the tortured states of the Scottish nobleman and his wife. While nothing substitutes for reading the real thing, this retelling would be helpful to students who are attempting to understand the basics.–Kathleen E. Gruver, Burlington County Library, Westampton, NJ
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Gr. 5-8. As in his Young Readers Shakespeare: Hamlet (2003), McKeown recasts the play into a short novel-like format, adding small amounts of physical detail and internalizing most of the speeches. He preserves many fragments of the more significant lines as dialogue ("Eye of newt and tongue of dog, adder's fork and blind worm's sting . ."), sometimes giving them a contemporary flavor: "I'll tell you what," says Banquo. "If you should be king I promise I won't try to kill ou, if you don't try to kill my children." Illustrated with scenes of pale, flinty-faced figures, opening with a tantalizing introduction, and closing with FAQs (plus an index!), this version will give modern readers a steadier leg up on understanding the play's dark events, twisted characters, and historical context than Lorenz Graham's graphic novel adaptation (1997) or Lois Burdett's entry in the Shakespeare Can Be Fun series (1996). John Peters
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