Andrew Matthews - Much Ado About Nothing - Hachette Children's Group

Much Ado About Nothing

By Andrew Matthews
Illustrated by Tony Ross

  • E-Book
  • £P.O.R.

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.

Beatrice and Benedick are perfect for each other - but they're too busy arguing to see it. Meanwhile, Claudio and Hero are happily head-over-heels in love... Will these two very different couples find their happy ending? Not if the villain Don John has anything to do with it!

A wonderful retelling of this classic Shakespeare story.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9781408318072
  • Publication date: 05 Jan 2012
  • Page count:
  • Imprint: Orchard Books
An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for the junior reader. — The School Librarian
Andrew Matthews admirably conveys the beauty and power of the original plays. The text is full of the rhythms of spoken language and begs to be read aloud. — Junior Education
Wren & Rook

Incredible Journeys: Discovery, Adventure, Danger, Endurance

Levison Wood, Sam Brewster
Contributors:
Levison Wood, Sam Brewster

Alongside real-life explorer Levison Wood, travel around the world, meet some of history's most daring pioneers, and be inspired to go on your very own adventures!Embark on 20 epic expeditions alongside Levison Wood, from the Silk Road and medieval pilgrimages to the Holy Land to Nellie Bly's trip around the world, and recent missions to the Moon and the Mariana Trench. Along the way, Levison Wood shares his own insights into adventuring, telling you what it's REALLY like to follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great.Beautifully illustrated with maps showing the routes and filled with detail bringing the cultures of each region to life, this is a lavish gift book to treasure from one of our greatest living explorers.

Orchard Books

Shakespeare Stories

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Andrew Matthews' classic retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. This special anniversary edition contains Macbeth, Romeo and Juliet, Twelfth Night and Anthony and Cleopatra, reissued to celebrate 450 years since the Bard's birth. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.

Orchard Books

More Shakespeare Stories

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

More of Andrew Matthews' classic retellings of Shakespeare's best-loved plays, illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. This special anniversary edition contains A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Hamlet and Henry V, reissued to celebrate 450 years since the Bard's birth. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.

Franklin Watts

Tudors

John Townsend
Authors:
John Townsend

Time to take a sideways look at the bizarre and outrageous from throughout history - and it's all TRUE!Which mad cure involved swallowing live frogs?Which bad ruler had the most heads chopped off at the Tower of London?Which Tudor invention do we still use today to get rid of dangerous waste?Find out the answers to these questions inside, along with lots of facts, quizzes, and other bonkers stuff as you take a bumpy journey into the darkest crannies of Tudor history with Mad, Bad and Just Plain Dangerous!

Franklin Watts

Becoming Queen Elizabeth II

Gillian Clements
Authors:
Gillian Clements

As the longest-reigning British monarch, it's hard to believe that when Elizabeth was born, no-one imagined that she would one day be Queen - so how did this happen? Read all about Queen Elizabeth II's story in this engaging illustrated story book, which traces her life from childhood, to Coronation and the dawning of a new Elizabethan Age.This book is part of a series of picture books, Famous People, Great Events, which are suitable for ages 6-12. They tell the stories of famous men and women and great events in history and can be used to study the primary history curriculum. Written by successful authors, they are enjoyable reads which are packed with facts and colourful illustrations.Each book includes a timeline of key dates, a quiz and index.

Orchard Books

Hamlet

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Prince Hamlet of Denmark is mourning for his father's untimely death - but everyone else seems to have moved on, including Hamlet's mother who is now married to his uncle, Claudius. But Hamlet is sure that Claudius is hiding something, and vows to avenge his father's death...A dramatic retelling of one of Shakespeare's most famous tragic plays.

Orchard Books

Henry V

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.King Henry V is new to the throne and declares war on France, England's old enemy, to prove his military strength. As the country prepares for battle, will the young king accomplish the unthinkable - victory on French soil, against an army that outnumbers his troops ten to one?A dramatic retelling of one of Shakespeare's most famous history plays.

Orchard Books

As You Like It

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

Othello

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Othello is a successful Moorish general in the Venetian army, and a caring husband to his new wife, Desdemona. But his closest ally, the cunning villain Iago, is secretly plotting against Othello - and is determined to ruin his newfound happiness...A brilliant retelling of this classic Shakespearean tragedy.

Orchard Books

Richard III

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Two royal families - the Yorks and the Lancasters - have been fighting for the right to rule England for many years. Finally King Edward IV takes the throne for the House of York, but Edward's younger brother, Richard, is jealous. Malicious, power-hungry, and bitter about his physical deformity, Richard plans to take the crown for himself - and kill anyone who stands in his way...A brillaint retelling of Shakespeare's classic historial play.

Orchard Books

Antony and Cleopatra

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

Julius Caesar

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Rome's greatest general, Julius Caesar, returns to the city celebrating a glorious victory. But among the cheering crowds, a group of conspirators are determined to prevent Caesar becoming king... A brilliant retelling of Shakespeare's famous Roman play.

Orchard Books

The Merchant of Venice

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

The Taming of the Shrew

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.Lovely Bianca has a queue of admirers anxious to marry her. But her older sister, Katharina, must get married first. Katharina has such a fiery temper she is know as "the shrew", and no man is brave enough to propose. Can Petruchio tame her with his outrageous behaviour?A wonderful retelling of this classic Shakespearean comedy.

Orchard Books

King Lear

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest daughter and banishes his friends. As the kingdom falls apart and Lear's humiliation turns him mad, will he finally realise what he has done? With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Chaos and Old Age in King Lear.The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Franklin Watts

How Did I Begin?

Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Authors:
Mick Manning, Brita Granström
Orchard Books

Macbeth

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Orchard Books

The Tempest

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

A charming retelling of this magical tale of power and justice. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Power in the Tempest. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Orchard Books

Romeo And Juliet

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

But soft, what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun... A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's most famous love story. With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Love and Hate in Romeo and Juliet. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Orchard Books

Twelfth Night

Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross
Contributors:
Andrew Matthews, Tony Ross

Twins cause trouble in this classic Shakespeare comedy! With notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Appearance in Twefth Night. The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.