William Shakespeare: His Life and Times
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A lavish, interactive introduction to the great poet’s life, his work and the times he lived in.

In this enthralling scrapbook that William Shakespeare compiled for his daughter, he looks back on his life as he retires from the theatre. Discover late-sixteenth- and early-seventeenth centurystories of love, war, kings and queens, fellow playwrights and actors, explorers and...more
Hardcover, 30 pages
Published June 4th 2010 by Templar
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Margo Tanenbaum
This handsome interactive volume, similar to the "Ology" series also published by Candlewick (the highly popular Pirateology, Dragonology, etc.), purports to be William Shakespeare's personal scrapbook, put together in April, 1613, on the eve of his retirement from London to Stratford-upon Avon.

The book is filled with all kinds of fun envelopes and tiny books to open and peruse, as well as a plethora of color illustrations. Candlewick provides a You-Tube video in which each page is turned and t...more
Regina Hunter
I love this one. The pieces thata are put in the book feel very real. All little notes are very ...special and intimate. Holding them in hands feels breathtaking. I know this book is designed for kids , but I felt such joy and happiness having thin one to read.
Emily
If you've ever seen Dragonology or Egyptology or Pirateology or ANY of the "Ology" books, that's what this book is like, except about Shakespeare, which makes it infinitely cooler than any of the other ones. They should have called it "Bardology".
Donalyn
This scrapbook, reminiscent of the Ology series, contains quotes, asides, and artifacts highlighting Shakespeare's life and the time period in which he lived.

The research, writing, and additional flaps and foldouts in the book were outstanding, but I found the type small and hard to read and many of the pictures were dark and dull.
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Kristen McDermott is a Professor of English Literature at Central Michigan University, specializing in Early Modern Drama. Her most recent book, WIlliam Shakespeare: His Life & Times, published by Templar/Candlewick and co-authored, with her husband, Ari Berk, won the School Library Association's 2011 Children's Choice Information Book Award. Her edition of Jacobean court entertainments, Masqu...more
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