A Midsummer Night's Dream
By Anna Claybourne
Illustrated by Tom Morgan-Jones
This clever re-telling of A Midsummer Night's Dream makes the Bard accessible for reader's aged 9 and above.
The course of true love never did run smooth...
A fairy king, his queen and their servants cause chaos and confusion between four young people in Ancient Greece... Read on, through magic and mischief, to discover the hilarious story at the heart of A Midsummer Night's Dream, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.
Contains information about the background to A Midsummer Night's Dream, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Fairies and fairy folklore in 16th century England are also examined, to give the context in which the play was written.
The Short, Sharp Shakespeare series consists of six books that retell Shakespeare's most famous plays in modern English. Clever illustrations accompany each title, making them a great introduction to the Bard for children aged 9 and above.
Anna Claybourne has written over 150 children's books on all kinds of subjects, from sharks, black holes and splitting the atom to how to draw, Shakespeare's life, and Greek myths and legends. She likes space, sewing and music, plays the trombone and loves going camping.
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08 Oct 2015
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A great story. It's very funny. — James, Aged 7, Primary Times
A great story. It's very funny.