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10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever (Top Ten)
In this title, the bard's ten best stories are re-told ...with a modern twist. Read the photo love story where Romeo and Juliet take centre stage and watch out for weird witchcraft in the Ballad of Big Mac. Find out what foul words Shakespeare used, how he kept his audience hooked and why one of the top ten plays is cursed. This title is 100% Horrible.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published January 5th 2009 by Scholastic
(first published March 20th 1998)
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This book isn't really a book it's like a bunch of William Shakespeares plays put to together. I thought it was okay. The only thing I liked about it was that everytime you finish reading a play, it gives you these cool facts about it.
Teachers who are wondering what to give their young readers to satisfy the common core non-fiction requirements need to get to know Terry Deary. I teach Shakespeare to my middle-schoolers using this book, and even my emerging readers love it. The bard is fun and irreverent again - just as he should be. Also check out Deary's Horrible Histories.
This was the lightest Shakespeare book I read on the beach -- a typical Terry Deary book for kids with lots of jokes, with historical accuracy sometimes taking a bottom shelf. There are some clever approaches to explaining the plays, however, and one or two brilliant, fun quizzes that I will definitely use in the classroom.
A former actor, theatre-director and drama teacher, Deary says he began writing when he was 29. Most famously, he is one of the authors of the Horrible Histories series of books popular among children for their disgusting details, gory information and humorous pictures and among adults for getting children interested in history. Books in the series have been widely translated into other languages ...moreMore about Terry Deary...
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