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William Shakespeare: Scenes from the life of the world's greatest writer

William Shakespeare: Scenes from the life of the world's greatest writer (Hardback)

By Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita

With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for younger children to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

ISBN 9781847803450
Barcode 9781847803450
Published 4 June 2015 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781847803450
ISBN-10 1847803458
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 4 June 2015
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
Category General Picture Books
Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 278mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 544g
Interest Age 5-8 years
Reading Age 5-8 years
Library of Congress Graphic novels, Children's stories, English, Biography, Theater, Shakespeare, William
NBS Text Children's General Non-Fiction
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code 822.33
Catalogue Code 574859

Description of this Book

The life of William Shakespeare is vividly depicted, from his birth in Stratford upon Avon in 1564, childhood and schooldays, through apprenticeship at his father's glove-making shop and early days as an actor with the troupe of Sir Thomas Hesketh, his marriage to Anne Hathaway, and then the move to London - where Will hones his skills as an actor-playwright for The Lord Chamberlain's Men. When the newly-built Globe Theatre opens in 1599, Will Shakespeare is a key member of the company, and many of Shakespeare's most famous plays are first performed here. By his death in 1616, William Shakespeare is acknowledged as the master playwright of his age - and ever since as one of the greatest writers of all time. With lively graphic-novel descriptions of many of Shakespeare's most famous plays, including A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night, Henry V, Hamlet, Macbeth and The Tempest, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for younger children to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Selected for the Children's Preview Drawing on the latest biographical research, this offers a really excellent introduction from primary school-aged children... life in 16th Century England is vividly depicted via comic strips. -- Fiona Noble The Bookseller
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero. MICK MANNING and BRITA GRANSTROEM have developed a unique approach to picture information books over the last 21 years. Sharing the illustration between them and mixing words and pictures in inventive ways, they have won many awards, including the Smarties Silver Award, and are five-times winners of the English Association Award. Mick fell in love with wildlife on primary school nature walks many years ago, and has an MA in Natural History Illustration from the Royal College of Art. Brita grew up on a farm, and has an MFA from Konstfack in Stockholm. They spend a lot of their time having both Swedish and British Wild Adventures with their four children. Their other books for Frances Lincoln include: The Beatles; Charles Dickens, Scenes from an Extraordinary Life; What Mr Darwin Saw; Tail-End Charlie; Taff in the WAAF; The Secrets of Stonehenge; Woolly Mammoth; and the Fly on the Wall series: Roman Fort, Viking Longship; Pharoah's Egypt; Greek Hero.

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