An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for the junior reader. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment. From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers. For Orchard he illustrated the Greek and Roman Myths books in the Orchard Myths range, and the hilarious One and Only series by Laurence Anholt, as well as the poetry collection Balloon Lagoon. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must to use this feature. One night tells an actor acting a play to re act his fathers death hoping to trap his uncle.
All the illustrations in it are so cute! I want to read more Shakespeare's but didn't know where to start so I bought the kids versions of his works. He wrote King Arthur and Wolf Summer for the Orchard list, as well as a series of retellings of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. His mother has in my opinion gotten over his fathers death to quickly and has married Claudius. Some of the guards have told the Prince they've spotted the late kings ghost. Andrew has been short-listed twice for the Smarties Award. Andrew Matthews's vibrant and accessible retellings, coupled with expressive and funny illustrations by Tony Ross, provide an introduction to this important part of our cultural heritage in the most enjoyable way.
I haven't opened them but they are nicely presented. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible. A play is brought to the castle and he bribes the actors to include a scene which resembles the one where his uncle murdered his father. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales. He and Laertes duel that night and while stopping for a drink of wine and while his mother toasts and drinks the cup of wine that Claudius secretly poisoned Laertes lashes out at him.
His mother has in my opinion gotten over his fathers death to quickly and has married Claudius. I found the story of Hamlet rather intriguing and defiantly wast to read the original. Tony is one of the most popular and successful children's illustrators of all time, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry and the works of David Walliams. He has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic. Please click here to You must to ask or answer questions posted.
Tony Ross was born in London and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In the end he does avenge his father's death but at a great cost. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. Register a Free 1 month Trial Account. That leads to breaking the girl he loves Ophelia's heart while pretending to be mad.
He is trying to find proof that his uncle killed his father, but his choices in finding out backfires. Her brother sears revenge against Hamlet for the sake of his father and sister. Originally published on my blog: I found Hamlet to be interesting, not just the book but his character. At first Hamlet is unsure if the ghost was telling the truth. The Merchant Of Venice Ross Tony Matthews Andrew can be very useful guide, and the merchant of venice ross tony matthews andrew play an important role in your products. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader. I do wish school libraries have this kind of books for every students.
They are easy to understand and have some nice illustrations to look at, plus the covers are in my opinion so cute. I got Clara a box set of these Shakespeare Stories for her birthday and thought we'd tackle Hamlet first. About the Author Andrew Matthews has written numerous books for children and teenagers, and is an internationally renowned author. Andrew taught English in Hampshire after which he became a full-time writer. He was following the kings orders. We had an interesting discussion afterwards regarding belief in God, heaven and hell, and what we might have done in Hamlet's place.
I never liked Shakespeare when I was at school but after watching a few plays at the theatre I have decided to see what his stories were on about - although only in a simplified children's version. This series gives young readers the chance to discover Shakespeare for themselves. Format: paperback Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus. This set is a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for young readers! It is quite short, but I still didn't anticipate reading it all in one sitting! An easy read and good for an adult who had little knowledge of Shakespeare. Behind the curt singe discovers someone is spying and gets he sword and slashes the person behind thinking its his uncle. He is told his fathers death was caused when he was sleeping in the orchard and out of nowhere a snake bit him and the poison from it killed him. This gives young readers the chance to learn Shakespeare for themselves.
Available only to approved bidders. Pretending to be mad to get answers was obviously not the best idea, could kind of see where that was going to lead to. Also included are useful notes on the themes within the stories and a background to the Globe theatre. Recently I became interested in Shakespeare and I loved this book! She got really into the story and it was such a departure from anything else we've ever read aloud that she was all giggles by the end when she realized that everyone dies. The ghost tells Hamlet that he didn't die from a snake biting him but from Claudius pouring poison into his ear.
One night as midnight strikes his fathers ghost appears to him. Set in Denmark in the 13th century Prince Hamlet's father has recently died and his uncle Claudius has become King. The expression on his uncles face tells all and he flees from the room. The notes highlighting themes in the specific stories will help to focus discussions. Short, brisk, highly readable retellings which make good sense as stories in their own right. On returning to Elsinore Horatio informs him that Ophelia is dead.