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5.0 out of 5 stars
great!!!!!, 7 Sept. 2008
Finally we get a chance to read Shakespeare stories in a modern way!
I was so facinated by this book that I started to read it aloud to my 7-year-old daughter who speaks English as a second language.To my delight, she was really interested and asked me to go on till I finished the story.
The story is about two twins, a boy and a girl who are travelling on a ship that is wrecked. The girl manages to hold onto her brothers trunk until she reaches land. She's afraid to be a girl all alone, so she wears her brother's clothes and pretends to be a boy.She finds a job as a page to the Duke,who is in love with a countess who falls in live with the twin-sister thinking that she's a boy.The twin-sister falls in love with the Duke,but he thinks she's a boy!I can't tell you the rest, because then I would spoil your pleasure, but I can tell you that it's a very intriguing story and it's written in an ordinary way(not in old English ).
It's the perfect book if you want to introduce your children to Shakespeare.