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Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children: Being a Choice Collection from the World's Greatest Classic Writer Wm. Shakespeare Hardcover – February, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 317 pages
  • Publisher: Smithmark Pub (February 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765194902
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765194909
  • Product Dimensions: 1.5 x 7.2 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #431,755 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is for children and adult as well.
zakaria elsayed
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children provides a rich introduction to 20 plays of the Bard.
P. Gardner
I studied Shakespeare in college and fell in love.
ClaireLouise

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55 of 56 people found the following review helpful By P. Gardner on February 6, 2000
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children provides a rich introduction to 20 plays of the Bard. The preface states: "But Shakespeare wrote for grown-up people... Hence this volume. To reproduce the entertaining stories contained in the plays of Shakespeare, in a form so simple that children can understand and enjoy them, was the object had in view by the author..."
E. Nesbitt, author of Five Children and It, does just that. Most of these retellings are 10 to 15 pages long. Read one of Nesbitt's beautiful stories before attending a performance of a play or before participating in a reader's theatre.
The last chapter in this book is a collection of quotations from Shakespeare. This provides fodder for recitations and/or copy work.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 15, 2004
My copy has been a family treasure, thus read aloud over and over. This is an excelent book to read aloud with families and children. The many small illustrations aid the interest of the young reader and listener. E. Nesbit creates an excellent transition between today's spoken English and the language you will hear in Shakespeare's plays.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bells on March 29, 2013
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What an awesome way to introduce Shakespeare to a child (and adult... myself!). I would recommend this for a late elementary age child to read on their own. My 16 year old daughter very much enjoyed reading Romeo and Juliet aloud to me while I made dinner. I did purchase it, though, to read aloud to my 5 year old as an introduction to beautiful words.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By zakaria elsayed on December 30, 2013
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Very well written, very close to the original stories. Paper quality is superb. you can't ask for more. It is for children and adult as well.
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I am very pleased with the book. I purchased it for my granddaughter who is 11 years of age. The stories are short and the pictures are great. It is a book that can be read and shared by the whole family.

I purchased a used book and it was very clean and the price was super. Why pay the higher price if you don't know if you will like it. Thank you Amazon for giving me choices.
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