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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

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

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ISBN 9781847807595
Barcode 9781847807595
Published 3 March 2016 by Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
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ISBN-13 9781847807595
ISBN-10 1847807593
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Imprint Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Publication Date 3 March 2016
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Manning, Mick
Illustrated by Granstrom, Brita
Category Award Winning
Writers, Poets & Dramatists
Human Geography / Peoples Of The World
Indigenous Peoples
Number of Pages 48
Dimensions Width: 278mm
Height: 235mm
Spine: 8mm
Weight 249g
Interest Age 9-11 years
Reading Age 9-11 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;Primary & secondary/elementary & high school
Dewey Code 822.33
Catalogue Code 636918

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, 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, Othello and The Tempest, and drawing on the latest biographical research, this is the perfect introduction for children to the life and works of William Shakespeare.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Short-listed for 2023 English 4-11 Picture Book Awards 2016 (UK)
NZ Review These books by Brita and Mick are better than any other way I can think of to learn about people. They may be famous, but not so much that we can't learn more about them. Bookwitch 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. Selected for The Children's Preview as the non-fiction One to Watch. -- 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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