Shakespeare's Storybook

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Children's Literature - Elisabeth Greenberg
This collection of seven delightful retold folktales, perhaps once read by William Shakespeare himself, offers several evenings of bedtime stories for younger children. As an added bonus for older children and adult readers, it begins with a brief prologue about the power and creativity of storytelling. Each tale teller embellishes and changes the tale as he tells it over time to different audiences. A short introduction to a Shakespeare play based on the same motifs and plot, and lovely color drawings of the main characters precedes each tale. It is challenging and entertaining to notice the differences between Shakespeare's creatively reimagined tale and the prose of Mayhew. This engaging storybook confirms that Shakespeare is indeed great in the history of storytellers. While every reader will have a favorite tale, each story is complete in itself. This book will be an asset to any child's or school's library. Reviewer: Elisabeth Greenberg
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781846865411
  • Publisher: Barefoot Books
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 1,257,636
  • Age range: 9 - 11 Years
  • Product dimensions: 5.84 (w) x 8.14 (h) x 0.41 (d)

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