Gr 8 Up-An exploration of Shakespeare as a poet. The book begins with a good biographical introduction to the Bard and his work. Three well-known sonnets, Hamlet's famous "To be, or not to be" soliloquy, as well as several well-known speeches from other plays are included. Some of the selections are not strong poetry and others may be off-putting to the intended audience. Each piece includes a brief glossary. There are often notes on the poetic function of the language, but this is not a book for the poetically fainthearted. A sophisticated, powerful oil painting accompanies each piece. Unfortunately, the full-page illustrations could have the effect of further alienating older students.-Cris Riedel, Ellis B. Hyde Elementary School, Dansville, NY
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Nice intro to a classic literary, for kids. The multiple genres invited lots of discussion and further exploration from my 8, 7, AND 5 year olds. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Erica M.
We love this series of books in our home. Beautiful illustrations paired with excerpts from Shakespeare's plays and sonnets. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Amazon Customer