One night two young couples run into an enchanted forest in an attempt to escape their problems. But these four humans do not realize that the forest is filled with fairies and hobgoblins who love making mischief. When Oberon, the Fairy King, and his loyal hobgoblin servant, Puck, intervene in human affairs, the fate of these young couples is magically and hilariously transformed. Like a classic fairy tale, this retelling of William Shakespeare's most beloved comedy is perfect for older readers who will find much to treasure and for younger readers who will love hearing the story read aloud.
About the Author
Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including the international bestseller My Teacher Is an Alien, and the wildly popular Unicorn Chronicles series. His works have appeared in over a dozen languages and won children’s choice awards in over a dozen states. He has been, at various times, a teacher, a toy maker, a magazine editor, a gravedigger, and a cookware salesman. He is also the founder of Full Cast Audio, an audiobook publishing company devoted to producing full-cast, unabridged recordings of material for family listening. Mr. Coville lives in Syracuse, New York, with his wife, author and illustrator Katherine Coville. Visit him at BruceCoville.com.
Dennis Nolan is an award-winning illustrator whose artwork has appeared in The Sword in the Stone by T. H. White, and two of Bruce Coville’s retellings of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer’s Night Dream, along with numerous other books. His own book Sea of Dreams was named one of Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Picture Books for 2011.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Bruce Coville has wonderfully rewritten Shakespeare's story so younger children may understand and also enjoy it. His illustrations are exquisite. We are hoping to find him retelling more stories for all to appreciate.