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Shakespeare Stories II [Paperback]

Leon Garfield
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29 Nov 2007
The companion volume to the highly acclaimed SHAKESPEARE STORIES. Leon Garfield presents anew nine more of Shakespeare's memorable dramas. Together Leon Garfield and Michael Foreman have produced a literary and illustrative tour de force that pays homage to the world's most celebrated playwright.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin; New Ed edition (29 Nov 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0140389393
  • ISBN-13: 978-0140389395
  • Product Dimensions: 17.8 x 22.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 103,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Leon Garfield was born and educated in Brighton, England. His art studies were interrupted by the Second World War, during which he served in the Army Medical Corps. After the war he worked as a hospital laboratory technician until he gave this up to devote himself to writing.

His books have been widely translated and have won many international and British literary awards. In 1981 he was nominated for the pretigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

He was married with one daughter and lived in North London, the setting for many of his novels, until his death in 1996.

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"Garfield's seamless movement between his own descriptive language and Shakespeare's has never worked better. A worthy sequel to Shakespeare Stories." --School Library Journal

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LEON GARFIELD has won many awards including The Carnegie Medal, The Guardian Award, The Whitbread Prize and the Children's Book Award. He is best known for his historical novels.

MICHAEL FOREMAN is one of the leading children's illustrators workingtoday. He has won many prestigious awards including the Smarties Book Prize and the Federation of Children's Book Groups' Children's Book Award. He lives in London and St Ives, Cornwall.


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5.0 out of 5 stars he weaves the original into his re-telling 15 May 2011
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features: Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Antony & Cleopatra, Measure For Measure, As You Like It, Cymbeline, Richard III, Comedy of Errors and Winter's Tale.
As in the first volume, Garfield introduces the younger reader to Shakespeare by a skilful weaving of phrases from the original into his re-telling. And the illustrations, particularly the colour plates, really bring the whole thing to life
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5.0 out of 5 stars Classics for Kids 8 Jan 2010
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My son is 9 yars old and has been studying Shakespeare for Social Studies. He went to see a kids production of Macbeth and became hooked. He loves this and the Shakespeare Stories 1 . Would recommend for secondary school age too.
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This, the second Leon Garfield book on the works of Shakespeare, has proved invaluable in helping young people understand Shakespeare's plays and stories especially when read in conjunction with the actual plays.
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