Shakespeare’s Stories for Young Readers Dover Children’s Classics

Capturing the vital events and using some of the original wording, the stories serve as a perfect introduction to Shakespeare for preteens and as literate refreshers for older folks. Fulfilling a request from her own children, ghosts, queens, author Edith Nesbit turned twelve of the Bard's most famous plays into delightful tales of kings, and witches.

Twelve of shakespeare's greatest tales come to life in this entertaining collection of short, lively stories specially adapted for young readers. Filled with tragedy, the stories — told with wit and grace — include romeo and juliet, the merchant of Venice, Cymbeline, Twelfth Night, and moral lessons, As You Like It, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Pericles, The Tempest, The Taming of the Shrew, King Lear, humor, and The Winter's Tale.

Wonderfully transformed by the noted author of children's books, these classics are a great way to start a lifelong interest in the works of Shakespeare.

How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare

Ludwig’s approach includes understanding of the time period and implications of Shakespeare’s diction as well as the invaluable lessons behind his words and stories. Colorfully incorporating the history of shakespearean theater and society,  How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare guides readers on an informed and adventurous journey through the world in which the Bard wrote.

This book’s simple process allows anyone to impart to children the wisdom of plays like A Midsummer Night’s Dream,  Twelfth Night, Macbeth,  and Romeo and Juliet. Many of the best novels, plays, and films in the english language produced since Shakespeare’s death in 1616—from Pride and Prejudice to The Godfather—are heavily influenced by Shakespeare’s stories, characters, language, poems, and themes.

. Winner of the falstaff award for best shakespeare book,  how To Teach Your Children Shakespeare is a foolproof, enormously fun method of teaching your children the classic works of William Shakespeare by Tony-Award winning playwright, Ken Ludwig. To know some Shakespeare provides a head start in life.

Broadway Books. His plays are among the great bedrocks of Western civilization and contain the finest writing of the past 450 years. In how to teach your children shakespeare,  acclaimed playwright Ken Ludwig provides the tools you need to inspire an understanding, and a love, of Shakespeare’s works in your children, and to have fun together along the way.

Ken ludwig devised his friendly, easy-to-master methods while teaching his own children.

Tales from Shakespeare

With the help of her signature comic-strip style, the Bard’s 400-year-old masterworks become as relevant to young readers today as they were to theatergoers way back then. With the help of marcia williams's signature comic-strip style, the bard's 400-year-old masterpieces come to life for a new generation of readers.

Come wend your way along london’s thames river to the globe theatre, julius caesar,  and the Tempest, where seven favorite Shakespearean plays are being performed! Marcia Williams brings to life Romeo and Juliet, The Winter's Tale, Macbeth, Hamlet,  A Midsummer Night's Dream, making liberal use of Shakespeare’s rich dialogue.

Broadway Books. Candlewick.

A Stage Full of Shakespeare Stories

Featuring much-loved classics such as the tempest, a midsummer Night’s Dream, Hamlet and Othello, Romeo and Juliet, each story is rewritten in a comprehensive way that is accessible for children and stunningly illustrated by collage artist Alice Lindstrom. Broadway Books. Step on to a stage full of stories with this beautiful anthology of 12 stories from Shakespeare.

This lavish follow-up to a year full of Stories and A World Full of Animal Stories is the perfect gift for book lovers young and old. Candlewick.

Who Was William Shakespeare?

Broadway Books. Grosset Dunlap. Candlewick. The beloved plays of shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare's life and work for young readers.

Young will left the town of stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man.

Leon Garfield's Shakespeare Stories New York Review Books Children's Collection

Here twenty-one of the bard’s plays are refashioned into stories that are true to the wit, the wisdom, the sublime heights, the humor, the terrifying depths, and above all the poetry of their great originals. Throughout, garfield skillfully weaves in Shakespeare’s own words, accustoming young readers to language and lines that might at first seem forbiddingly unfamiliar.

How to introduce children to shakespeare, not just to the stories behind the plays but to the richness of Shakespeare’s language and the depth of his characters: That’s the challenge that Leon Garfield, no slouch as a wordsmith himself, sets out to meet in his monumental and utterly absorbing Shakespeare Stories.

Leon garfield’s shakespeare stories is an essential distillation—a truly Shakespearean tribute to Shakespeare’s genius and a delight for children and parents alike. New york Review of Books. Broadway Books. Candlewick. Grosset Dunlap.

More Tales from Shakespeare

New york Review of Books. As in her previous volume tales from Shakespeare, Williams blends her own storytelling skill with Shakespeare's rich dialogue to make these masterpieces accessible to even the most reluctant reader. Candlewick. Williams has a brilliant signature style. Grosset Dunlap. Bravo! Broadway Books.

All the adoring fans of her Tales from Shakespeare will rejoice, and new ones will join in the applause. Kirkus reviewsgrab a seat as marcia williams wields her popular comic-book style to bring as You Like It, The Merchant of Venice, mischief, Antony and Cleopatra, and Richard III vividly to life while evoking the mood, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Twelfth Night, and manners of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Elizabethan theater.


The Canterbury Tales Puffin Classics

New york Review of Books. Candlewick. Grosset Dunlap. David wright's prose version of Chaucer's classic. Broadway Books.

Classics to Read Aloud to Your Children: Selections from Shakespeare, Twain, Dickens, O.Henry, London, Longfellow, Irving Aesop, Homer, Cervantes, Hawthorne, and More

Broadway Books. Candlewick. A perennially popular collection of short stories, legends, poems, and myths from great works of literature that are especially appropriate for parents to read aloud to their children aged five to twelve. Read-Alouds. New york Review of Books. Classic Literature. Grosset Dunlap. Line drawings.


A Midsummer Night's Dream Companion: Includes Study Guide, Complete Unabridged Book, Historical Context, Biography, and Character Index

This annotated book includes a summary of each scene, an overview of themes and characters, and the full-text of the play. We all need refreshers every now and then. Classic Literature. Broadway Books. Whether you are a student trying to cram for that big final, or someone just trying to understand a book more, BookCaps can help.

. New york Review of Books. We are a small, but growing company, and are adding titles every month. Read-Alouds. A midsummer night's dream is one of the greatest plays ever written--but let's face it. If you don't understand it, then you are not alone. Grosset Dunlap. Candlewick.


Book council Broadway Books. Soon after, michelangelo was astonishing people with the lifelike creations he wrested from marble--from the heartbreaking Pieta he sculpted when he was only twenty-five to the majestic David that brought him acclaim as the greatest sculptor in Italy. Michelangelo had a turbulent, quarrelsome life.

. When he was born, michelangelo Buonarroti was put into the care of a stonecutter's family. Classic Literature. New york Review of Books. It certainly didn't come from his own father, a respectable magistrate who beat his son when he asked to become an artists apprentice. But Michelangelo persevered. He was obsessed with perfection and felt that everyone--from family members to his demanding patrons--took advantage and let him down.

Candlewick. His long and difficult association with pope julius II yielded his greatest masterpiece, the radiant paintings in the Sistine Chapel, and his most disastrous undertaking, the monumental tomb that caused the artist frustration and heartache for forty years. With her thoroughly researched, lively narrative and superbly detailed illustrations, Diane Stanley has captured the life of an artist who towered above the late Renaissance--and whose brilliance in architecture, painting, and sculpture amazes and moves us to this day.

Children's books 2000-NY Public Lib. Best books 2000 school library journal, top 10 youth art books 2000 booklist, books for youth editor's choice 2000 Booklist, Lasting Connections 2000 Book Links, and Notable Children's Trade Books in the Field of Social Studies 2001, National Council for SS & Child.