Macbeth (The Young Reader's Shakespeare Series)

Macbeth (The Young Reader's Shakespeare Series)

by Adam McKeown, Lynne Cannoy
     
 
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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 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 Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402711169
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Series:
Young Reader's Shakespeare Series
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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