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Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare Hardcover – January 1, 2010
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- Lexile measure : 520L
- Item Weight : 2.3 pounds
- Hardcover : 416 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1409522237
- ISBN-13 : 978-1409522232
- Dimensions : 6.02 x 1.73 x 7.95 inches
- Publisher : Usborne; New edition (January 1, 2010)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #94,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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but ideallly third grade.
Size: it is about 7 by 8 inches so it is very perfectly sized for small hands.
Cover: we got one iwth hard cover that is wonderful to handle as it is cushy and softly padded like books for younger kids but so awesome and glossy
Illustrations: Big, Beautiful, wonderful and very fairytale like.. not cheasy , cheap fast.. but wonderfully magical.
Text: letters are big and so makes easy to read on younger kids and also for you if you want to read to them as even I don't need glasses
that I would normally need.
Stories: they do not rhyme.. those stories are telling stories of shakepseares play in a beautiful fairytale narrative way and they are short enough
to keep kid wanting more and not boaring at all.
Langauage: easy to u;nderstand for a child but not talking down to them.
Pages / thickness: 413 pages of text!
Heavinews: despite being small , this book is substantial like a small bible..
Handling: because the covers are beautifully padded, it is sheer joy to handle the book and read it.
Bookmark: it even comes with ribon red style bookmark like a bible. awesome.
Stories inside: Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, Midsummer Night Dream,
Hamlet, Macbeth and bonus tale of Life of William Shakespeare
As a parent I love this book and it was pleasure to open the shipping box and take it out as I was in love with it ever since this moment
when I set my eyes on it and before even openning it, it was so wonderful to open it and not to be dissapointed. My child loves it.
She read it all in two sittings, could not put it down. She was not crazy about Shakesepare before but at some point she
asked for some information about the plays and i thoguht that some book would be good and this was just perfect
choice. It is hard to buy a book on the internet without knowing what it is as it can be hit or miss.
I am glad we did get this book as it is truly a gem. I wish I got it earlier as I could immerse her in the wonderful world of
Shakespeare sine earlier age as the illustraton do great job to magnetize kids to t his book.
It feels like picture book but at the same time it is not but the ton of illustrations make it perfectly perfect first
I aslo got other book for kids about Shakespear plays but it turned to be nto as successful to keep attention.
So I highly recommend this for any learning hungry child. This is fab book.
Overall: fabulous book for a kid. I love the way it looks, handles and reads. My daughter
The illustrations are beautiful and I can't wait to share this book with my children. The book came from England and arrived much faster than I expected and in perfect condition.
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I do have a quibble, in that it isn't always accurate when they say these are Shakespeare's own words (eg, Sir Toby's wonderful line in Twelfth Night, "Dost thou think, because thou art virtuous, there shall be no more cakes and ale?" comes out "Do you think..." etc etc. There's no way he'd treat someone he sees as a servant with such respect as to call him "you"! Yet the author uses "thou" in the quotes elsewhere in the book, so I suppose this slipped through by accident)
My parents and I got a copy for each young branch of our family for Christmas in this 400th anniversary year, in the hope it might encourage them to love Shakespeare as we do. I'm confident it will.