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Brendan P. Kelso, known to the kids as Professor Peculiar because of his unique and humorous personality, came to writing modified Shakespeare scripts when he was taking time off from work to be at home with his son. "It just grew from there" Within months, he was being asked to offer classes in various locations and acting organizations along the coast of California. Employed as an engineer, Brendan never thought about writing. But he has always stated, "There is no better way to learn than to have fun!" Brendan makes his home on the central coast of California and loves to spend time with his wife and son.

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Brendan P. Kelso From watching kids, getting feedback from teachers and students, as well as figuring out how I'm going to write a scene and to see it get played…moreFrom watching kids, getting feedback from teachers and students, as well as figuring out how I'm going to write a scene and to see it get played out.... such a fun and creative process!(less)
Brendan P. Kelso My books are based off of classic stories, and those all started with Shakespeare. The Jungle Book was an easy fit for several reasons. 1, kids love…moreMy books are based off of classic stories, and those all started with Shakespeare. The Jungle Book was an easy fit for several reasons. 1, kids love it; 2, I love the story; 3, there's no easy play version for kids to perform; 4, it fits in line with my Playing With Plays series; 5, kids LOVE pretending to be animals; and 6, the movie is coming out soon, great way to create more awareness!(less)
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Ok, this is a REALLY FUN improv drama game that your kids will LOVE! It’s called, SHATNER! (At least the adults of the kids will surely love it!)

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This is a fun interpretation of the original text with actual original material mixed in. A fun melodramatic journey through Jane Austen's classic tale. Fun, fun, fun! A surefire hit that your kids will love and get them excited for the full classic ...more
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
“Brevity is the soul of wit.”
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To sleep, perchance to dream - ay, there's the rub,
For in this sleep of death what dreams may come...”
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Brendan Kelso OK, giveaway for my latest book, Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist for Kids is now open on Goodreads!!! Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist for Kids

Enter below, and good luck!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

-brendan


Christine Hatfield Thanks for being my friend


Lucy Qhuay Thanks for the friend invite, Brendan! :)
Yes, I'm a fan of Shakespeare, though I'm ashamed to admit I've ever only read his sonnets, Romeo&Juliet and Hamlet.


Neveen Badr (Seraphina Reads) It's a pleasure being your friend my fellow Poetter Head and Shakespeare's fan/author.
I am excited to read your book and you came at the right time for me because I was thinking how to make my children (future children) enjoy Shakespeare like I once did when I was a child but for me I was more open to reading a full play unlike the iPad genration today.


Nice to meet you;
Nevey...


Brendan Kelso I just added a new giveaway for my latest book: Robert Louis Stevenson's Treasure Island for Kids! Join the giveaway here:

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good luck!

Brendan


Brendan Kelso Thanks for the complement, ♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡!!!

♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ wrote: "Thanks for the friend request! You had a great idea for a book series! :D"


♥♡¢σσкιє♥♡ (Krystle) Thanks for the friend request! You had a great idea for a book series! :D


Brendan Kelso Just finished The Tempest for Kids giveaway. Thanks for everyone who entered! To learn of more giveaways, please like my Shakespeare for Kids Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ShakespeareFo...

Thanks!

Brendan


Brendan Kelso Anyone going to the LA Bookfest? I'm at booth #555 - stop by and say hi!


Brendan Kelso Just launched Taming of the Shrew for Kids! The official launch will be at the LA book fair!

woohoo!


Brendan Kelso Just finished the first draft of Shrew for Kids - this is some funny stuff!


Brendan Kelso Just added a new giveaway: Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew for Kids.... launches in May, sign up!


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