How to introduce children to Shakespeare, not just to the stories behind the plays but to the richness of Shakespeare’s language and the depth of his characters: That’s the challenge that Leon Garfield meets in his monumental and utterly absorbing Shakespeare Stories, one of the acclaimed classics from the New York Review Children’s Collection. Here, 21 of the Bard’s plays are refashioned into stories that are true to the wit, the humor, the wisdom, the sublime heights, the terrifying depths, and above all the poetry of their great originals.
We’ve matched it with a fun activity book, Where’s Will? and a spiffy rubber duck that, taken together, introduce Shakespeare in a sophisticated and lighthearted way to readers ages 10 and up.
Where’s Will? is a seek-and-find book in which characters from 10 plays are hidden in highly detailed landscapes of ancient Rome (Julius Caesar), woods outside Athens (A Midsummer Night’s Dream), a magical faraway island (The Tempest), Elsinore (Hamlet), and six more.
The bathtub Bard is equally at home in a swimming pool, and a charming addition to a desk or bookshelf.
We’re offering all three at a special price of $39.95 a savings of $11.94.