Shakespeare's London: A Guide to Elizabethan London

Shakespeare's London: A Guide to Elizabethan London

by Julie Ferris, Kevin Maddison, Inklink Firenze
     
 
What's playing at the Globe Theatre? How do I get from one part of London to another? What would I wear for a visit to Queen Elizabeth's court? Young time-travelers will find all the answers in this handy guidebook to London in 1599. Organized like a traditional travel guide, this book offers everything a tourist needs to know to see the sights in Elizabethan London.

Overview

What's playing at the Globe Theatre? How do I get from one part of London to another? What would I wear for a visit to Queen Elizabeth's court? Young time-travelers will find all the answers in this handy guidebook to London in 1599. Organized like a traditional travel guide, this book offers everything a tourist needs to know to see the sights in Elizabethan London. Take in the royal menagerie at the Tower of London, enjoy a ten-course banquet at a manor house, and attend a service at St. Paul's Cathedral (if you don't, you could be fined). Where to stay, how to dress, what to do for fun...Shakespeare's London is a guided tour that puts kids at the center of the action in a fascinating era.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Children's Literature
This colorful travel guide offers all the general information you would need if you were deciding on a trip to London and the year was circa 1600! A short book, the text is usefully divided into broad categories such as accommodations and food and drink. Highlighted, of course, are the most famous sights in London such as the Globe Theatre and the Tower of London. Each chapter is just two pages long, but they offer a range of interesting facts and illustrations. For example, under transportation, you can learn about the wherry (a water taxi), the introduction of the coach, inns, traffic problems, and even what is considered proper behavior for men when traveling. Additionally, care is given to present a balanced view of both the prosperous side of London and its more disadvantaged aspects. The pullout map at the end of the book helps you put the information together to visualize London's organization and unique qualities during the Elizabethan era. This book is part of the "Sightseers Essential Travel Guides to the Past" series. 2000, Kingfisher, Ages 8 to 12, $8.95. Reviewer: Michele Gable—Children's Literature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753452349
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
04/15/2000
Series:
Sightseers Series
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
32
Product dimensions:
6.46(w) x 9.29(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

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Julie Ferris is a member of Kingfisher's editorial team.

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