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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to get a set in abridged version
My daughter has a set of these in her Yr 6 classroom. I bought them as they offer a shortened version of Shakespeare in an easy to digest way.
My older daughter who is at senior school dips into them as well as they give her the whole picture when she has to plough through the fuller version at school. They are well presented and easy to read, well worth the money.
Published on 17 Jan 2011 by Mot Juste

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3.0 out of 5 stars The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set
Gives an overview of story line to kids. Illustrations make it more appealing. Stories could have been fleshed out more to make it more interesting.
Published 15 months ago by sonya jane moore


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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great to get a set in abridged version, 17 Jan 2011
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
My daughter has a set of these in her Yr 6 classroom. I bought them as they offer a shortened version of Shakespeare in an easy to digest way.
My older daughter who is at senior school dips into them as well as they give her the whole picture when she has to plough through the fuller version at school. They are well presented and easy to read, well worth the money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare collection, 14 Dec 2011
This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
These books are a valuable resource for the introduction of some of shakespeares works. They seem to grasp the core of the story, promping you as a reader to investigate more about the play.
Brilliant buy, the seller was promt and Amazon yet again makes the transition of sale easy to do and understand.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare for kids, 21 April 2012
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This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
A marvellous introduction of Shakespeare to 7 year olds. My boy is hooked on the stories by this "dude" Shakespeare. I hope he will still like him when it comes to GCSEs,
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great box-set, 15 Mar 2011
This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
Fabulous set of story versions of Shakespeare's classic plays. I'm an English teacher and these are a great way to get kids of all ages (or adults for that matter) into what the plays are about. They can help remove the fear of Shakespearean language and help readers get to grips with what are essentially superbly crafted, timeless tales.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars For something different..., 14 May 2013
This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
I wanted to introduce my 8 year old to something different to read. He's intrigued in that the books only arrived yesterday and he's on to his third one! They are not difficult to read and I wanted to share my love of Shakespeare with him. A good buy:)
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing way to acesss the bard, 15 Feb 2012
This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
Although not brought through amazon, this is the same boxset that we got for our daughter, aged 7. I was worried that although the stories are written in accessible english with plenty of pictures that she might not find them as interesting or attention grabbing as something more modern such as Doctor Who or Tracy Beaker. Well how wrong could I be ! She has read the lot in a week and in many cases (Macbeth. Hamlet, Lear and 12th Night) read three or more times). It is testament to the ageless stories rewritten in accessible English that she thinks they are are so great (combined with reading what are quite shocking stories for a 7yr old - there are not many children's story books where the main character looses his eyes!. For those worried about the more adult areas of the bard the sexual elements are downplayed and to be fair any elements of violence that are not required for the story line also get dropped (but don't forget that William did like to do away with a good chunk of the cast.
In summary I cannot praise this series enough as it is a fantastic entry into the world of serious literature.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous introduction to Shakespeare, 15 Aug 2011
This review is from: The Shakespeare Stories 16 Book Box Set: Julius Caesar, The Merchant of Venice, King Lear, Twelfth Night, A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Tempest, Macbeth, Henry V, Othello, Richard III, Romeo and Juliet, Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, Much Ado About Nothing (Paperback)
The illustrations by Tony Ross make this set of stories from Shakepeare instantly appealing to older primary school, and those at secondary school who would like to become familiar with Shakespeare but are a bit intimidated by the original texts.
I bought these as a gift for my daughter's Year 6 class and the teacher thought they were perfect for the interest level of the children and to complement their class work. For the number of books given they were a very good price and I became so hooked by them in their short time in my possession that they nearly didn't make it to school!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great set of books, 27 May 2012
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I saw a midsummer nights dream at London and I really liked it so I decided to get this book set.
I have read one a night and liked the gruesome ones best.
My favourites were Macbeth and Hamlet.
I suggest these books to 7-12 year olds because they are easy to read but still enjoyable.
I would certainly recommend these books to children like me to start learning about Shakespeare.

Joshua,age 10
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great value, 9 April 2014
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Great value for this set and a great introduction to Shakespeare for young readers. As a teacher of 8 year olds, I plan to give these to my confident readers whom I think will cope well with them.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Shakespeare for the very young, 9 April 2014
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Set arrived promptly and in great condition. Useful to give child an overview of the story contained in each play.Easy to read and plenty of illustrations.
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