Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises...
A powerful storm, a dramatic shipwreck, an enchanted island, a sorcerer's daughter and a handsome prince... Read on, through magic and mystery, to discover the spell-binding story at the heart of The Tempest, one of Shakespeare's best-loved plays.
Contains information about the background to Romeo and Juliet, its major themes, language, and Shakespeare's life during the time he was writing the play. Magic, and its meaning in 16th century England, are also examined, to give some 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.