Author(s): Geraldine McCaughrean
Ten of Shakespeare's greatest plays, retold for children by multi-award winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, and reissued to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of Shakespeare's death.From love, jealousy, greed and betrayal to mad kings, magic and murder, Geraldine McCaughrean retells some of Shakespeare's best-known stories, including Romeo and Juliet, Henry the Fifth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Julius Caesar, Hamlet, Twelfth Night, Othello, King Lear, Macbeth and The Tempest.With easy to follow prose punctuated with well-known quotations and featuring a cast list for each play, this accessible collection will delight and entertain readers of all ages.
The contents are not only a pleasing translation, as it were, but written with the hallmarks of a craftsman: skilful simplicity and a well trained eye for the telling phrase. Theatre Magazine"
Geraldine McCaughrean's novels and retellings for children have won her the CARNEGIE MEDAL, GUARDIAN CHILDREN'S FICTION AWARD, WHITBREAD AWARD and THE BEEFEATER AWARD. A prolific author who writes for all ages, she lives in Berkshire with her family. Visit her website at www.geraldinemccaughrean.co.uk