Monday, May 15, 2017

Shakespeare Retold by E. Nesbit - OPTIONAL

Nesbit, E.  Shakespeare Retold, 115 pgs.  HarperCollins, 2016.  $19.99  Content: PG.  

This book is a collection of a few of Shakespeare’s more popular plays, such as Romeo and Juliet, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Twelfth Night, Hamlet, The Tempest, and Much Ado about Nothing.  Each of these plays is retold in a story format with the main characters and plot lines.  

Each story is 3-4 pages with one big picture at the beginning and two smaller pictures interspersed throughout the text.  At the back of the book there is a short biography about Shakespeare.   The best part of this book was the pictures, the art was beautiful. I liked that the stories were only a couple of pages long and the author did a good job summarizing the plays. The pictures were so good I wish the illustrator would have made a few more.  

EL, MS – OPTIONAL  Reviewer, Isabelle, age 13.

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