William Shakespeare

Scenes from the life of the world's greatest writer

William Shakespeare Scenes from the life of the world's greatest writer
$11.99 / £7.99
Format: Trade Paperback , 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807595
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The life of William Shakespeare is vividly depicted, from his birth in Stratford-upon-Avon in 1564, childhood and schooldays, through apprenticeship at his father's glove-making shop, his marriage to Anne Hathaway, and then the move to London - where Will hones his skills as an actor-playwright for The Lord Chamberlain's Men. When the newly-built Globe Theatre opens in 1599, Will Shakespeare is a key member of the company, and many of Shakespeare's most famous plays are first performed here. By his death in 1616, William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the master playwright of his age - and ever since as one of the greatest writers of all time.

With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Hamlet, Macbeth, Othello and The Tempest, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for children to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

"I can't think of a book more likely than this enchantingly illustrated tome to connect young people to the greatest, most exciting, most human, most surprising writer of them all. A great achievement." - Simon Callow, Shakespearean actor and biographer

The author

Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom have won many awards for their picture information books, including the Smarties Silver Award and the English Association Award. Their books for Frances Lincoln include The Beatles, Charles Dickens: Scenes from an Extraordinary Life, What Mr Darwin Saw, Tail-End Charlie, Taff in the WAAF, The Secrets of Stonehenge, Dino-Dinners, Woolly Mammoth, the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship, Pharaoh's Egypt and Greek Hero, and Nature Adventures. They have four sons, and divide their time between the North of England and Brita's homeland of Sweden. Find out more about their books at www.mickandbrita.com.

MICK MANNINGˇandˇBRITA GRANSTRÖMˇhave developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharingˇthe illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties SilverˇAward, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many yearsˇago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack inˇStockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include:ˇThe Beatles;ˇCharles Dickens,ˇScenes from an Extraordinary Life;ˇWhatˇMr Darwin Saw;ˇTail-End Charlie;ˇTaff in the WAAF;ˇThe Secrets of Stonehenge;ˇWoolly Mammoth;ˇandˇtheˇFly on the Wallˇseries:ˇRomanˇFort, Viking Longship;ˇPharoah's Egypt;ˇGreek Hero.

Reader reviews


Format: Trade Paperback , 48 Pages
ISBN: 9781847807595
Size: 10.945 in x 9.252 in / 278 mm x 235 mm
Age Range: 8-12 years

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