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  • Item #: 000652
    ISBN: 9781853261404
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    Features occasional black/white illustrations by Arthur Rackham and is 278 pbs, pb.

  • Item #: 067873
    ISBN: 9781599151731
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  • Item #: 032033
    ISBN: 9780763623234
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    Hamlet, Julius Caesar, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, The Winter's Tale

  • Item #: 024245
    ISBN: 9780486428437
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    This is a collection of unabridged prose (not play!) retellings of 10 of Shakespeare's highly regarded works including "The Tempest," "A Midsummer Night's Dream," "As You Like It," "The Merchant of Venice," "King Lear," "Macbeth," "The Taming of the Shrew," "Romeo and Juliet," "Hamlet, Prince of Denmark," and "Othello." An Evergreen Classic. ~ Enh

  • Item #: 046358
    ISBN: 9780141321684
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    346 pgs, no illustrations.

  • Item #: 032032
    ISBN: 9780763626938
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    Antony and Cleopatra, As You Like It, King Lear, The Merchant of Venice, Much Ado About Nothing, Richard III, Twelfth Night

  • Item #: 048890
    ISBN: 9780786183951
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  • Item #: 015930
    ISBN: 9781930443143
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    This guide by Matt Whitling provides instruction for teaching ten of Shakespeare's most famous plays including Macbeth, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Much Ado about Nothing. The instruction is based off and requires a copy of Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb, a readable adaptation of the plays for younger students (listed below). Though the teaching tips are meant for larger classes, the worksheets and test provided are great for homeschoolers. A similar two-page worksheet is provided for each of the ten plays. Students are instructed to record statistics (like plot type, setting, etc.), describe the attributes and roles of characters, summarize the plot, sketch a memorable scene, define vocabulary, and answer comprehension questions. Answers are included. A four-page exam tests all ten of the plays. Most of the questions are short-answer questions, with a few matching. A review sheet is given before the exam for study. An answer key is also provided for the final exam. The back of the book includes Venn diagrams showing how Shakespeare's comedies and tragedies have overlapping themes. Overall, this guide provides great review of Shakespeare's plays and requires minimal effort from teachers. Reproducible, spiral bound, 50 pages. ~ Rachel
  • Item #: 048891
    ISBN: 9781441744449
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    I, Juan de Pareja

    Where the Red Fern Grows book

    Little Women

    Across Five Aprils / Irene Hunt

    Oliver Twist

    Princess and the Goblin

    Tales From Shakespeare (Puffin Classic)

    Story of the Other Wise Man

  • Item #: 058455
    ISBN: 9780897334853
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    A classic retelling of major Shakespearean plays. Although to author Edith Nesbit (author of Railway Children and Five Children and It), the stories are the “least part of Shakespeare,” she wrote this volume to introduce Shakespeare to her own children. Eleven plays are rewritten in an appealing and understandable manner in about 10 pages or less each: The Winter’s Tale; Romeo & Juliet; The Tempest; A Midsummer’s Night Dream; King Lear; Cymbeline; The Taming of the Shrew; Hamlet; Twelfth Night; As You Like It; and Pericles. The stories are a lovely blend of Nesbit’s voice and also maintaining the Shakespearean tone and feel. For example, Petruchio greets Kate with, “Good-morrow, Kate,” and tells her he must marry her. She responds by yelling and saying, Nesbit retorts, “some extremely disagreeable things to him, and, I am sorry to say, ended by boxing his ears.” Plays chosen are more “kid friendly” and difficult-for-kids passages are presented discretely and matter-of-factly without aggrandizing them. 6” x 9”, 117 pp, sc. ~ Ruth

  • Item #: 027912
    ISBN: 9780794529970
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     Exciting stories, loved for generations, written for young readers surrounded by glorious, full-color, detailed illustrations and packaged in a small-hand-sized (6” x 8”) padded hardback. An excellent introduction to the Bard’s stories featuring well-written text and comfortable spacing on quality paper. Includes Twelfth Night, Romeo & Juliet, Tempest, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, Hamlet, and The Life and Times of William Shakespeare (an illustrated biography, list of plays and Quicklinks website suggestions). 415 pgs, hb ~ Janice

  • Item #: 019906
    ISBN: 9780486275574
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    When Romeo and Juliet see each other for the first time, it is love at first sight. Distraught when they discover they are from feuding families, they nevertheless decide to marry in secrecy. When a series of misunderstandings ensue, Romeo and Juliet ultimately fall victim to an unfortunate fate. Arguably one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. Paperback, 92 pages. ~ Enh
  • Item #: 011986
    ISBN: 9781853261015
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    Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, more commonly known as the brothers Grimm, were born in Germany. They had a dream to collect all of the old fairy tales of Germany before they were lost and forgotten. Although they read and researched, most of the stories came from being passed down through the generations. The brothers collected 200 tales, and published them in two volumes. This book contains 55 of their stories, some you may recognize, and others you won't. Even if they are familiar, this is probably a version different than you have seen. Either way, you will enjoy these fairy tales, some dark and some merry. Occasional black line drawings illustrate the story. 342 pgs.

  • Item #: 023321
    ISBN: 9780486447629
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    Author Edith Nesbit brings twelve classic Shakespeare stories to young readers as she adapts complicated language and tales into easy to read short stories. Each story contains the same main events and lessons along with some of the original wording, yet all are charmingly transformed into short stories that are readable and appealing to children. Stories included Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, King Lear, Cymbeline, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like It, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Pericles, Hamlet, The Taming of the Shrew, and The Winter's Tale.

  • Item #: 013531
    ISBN: 9780486419824
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    23 fairy tales from Jewish folklore. Titles include The Magic Apples, The Goblin and the Princess, and King Solomon's Carpet. An Evergreen Classic. 130 pgs.

  • Item #: 071859
    ISBN: 9781454928065
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  • Item #: 067732
    ISBN: 9780192737502
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       A delightful and extremely helpful resource! This dictionary includes words from twelve of Shakespeare’s most studied and performed plays (Henry V, Hamlet, Julius Caesar, King Lear, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Merchant of Venice, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, The Tempest, and Twelfth Night).

      This resource gives much more than definitions. The word entries include: definition (as used in play), part of speech, pronunciation, warning notes (difference in modern meaning), usage notes (word usage), theatre notes (the cultural background), citation (which play and character used this word), related words, and cross references. There are illustrated segments on related topics – armor, swords/daggers, clothing, hats, animals, colors, occupations, ships, recreation, music, and cosmos (constellations and horoscope), and a map of Shakespeare’s Europe. The binding is flexible and slick/glossy with slightly over-the-page-edge extensions. 352 pgs, pb. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 029717
    ISBN: 9780192750792
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  • Item #: 011300
    ISBN: 9780192751751
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  • Item #: 025622
    ISBN: 9780899195247
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    This India folktale has been retold and illustrated by Paul Galdone. The tale of a clever monkey outwitting a crafty (but not crafty enough!) croc is sure to illicit a few giggles from little ones at bedtime. 29 softcover pages. – Laura

  • Item #: 055364
    ISBN: 9780486498782
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    This anthology features 27 of Andrew Lang's fairy tales, selected from the "Color Fairy Books," as well as selections from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and Charles Perrault. "Cinderella," "Rapunzel," "Jack and the Beanstalk," "Tinder-Box," and "Three Little Pigs" are just a few of the classic tales in this collection. Original black and white illustrations by H. J. Ford add a vintage charm, and a forward provides biographical information about Lang. 230 pgs, pb. ~ Lisa

  • Item #: 069969
    ISBN: 9780393051636
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    A sweeping collection of well-known and well-loved tales with just a few not-quite-as-familiar ones thrown in for good measure. These tales (whether we know it or not) form the foundational stones of our culture and show up regularly in allusions, assumptions, and Disney™ movies. This collection has some added features that increase its appeal. Careful annotations (sidebar notes) from a Harvard professor of Germanic Languages and Literature add historical insight as well as cultural observations. Reproductions of illustrative artwork from previous publications, although smallish, include the work of Doré, Maxfield Parrish, Dulac, and Arthur Rackham among others. Biographies of authors, collectors, and illustrators are also provided. This is a book to treasure, learn from, and lovingly share with your children. 8.75”x 10.25”, 449 pgs, hc with dust cover. ~ Janice

  • Item #: 021467
    ISBN: 9780486283524
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    The charm and magic of Celtic imagination is captured in these eight popular tales by Joseph Jacobs. This Dover edition includes an unabridged selection of stories from Celtic Fairy Tales and More Celtic Fairy Tales. Six illustrations and easy-to-read type make the stories very readable. "The Shepherd of Myddvai," "The Fate of the Children of Lir," "The Tale of Ivan," and "The Sea-Maiden" are included.

  • Item #: 004787
    ISBN: 9780883880081
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    Scenes from Shakespeare's plays are described visually, but they are left ready to be colored. The pictures were done by a number of artists and illustrators who lived in the last couple hundred years.

  • Item #: 013513
    ISBN: 9780486413303
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    Join actors Richard and Elizabeth as they make their stage debut as characters from one of William Shakespeare's immortal plays. 30 costumes, complete with tights and doublets, ruffled collars, caps, tartans, floor-length robes, and elegant fur-trimmed gowns represent 15 of Shakespeare's best-loved plays. Brief synopses of the plays are included, allowing you to produce your very own Shakespearean drama!

  • Item #: 026676
    ISBN: 9780064437226
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    When you think Shakespeare, you think plays. When you read Shakespeare, you read plays. When you memorize Shakespeare, you memorize plays. When you dream Shakespeare… well, actually, I hope you don't dream Shakespeare - but I do hope you have an interest in exploring the history of such an influential man. Author Aliki has done a marvelous job in this book for young people. Written as a five-act play itself, the first four acts give us the run-down of Shakespeare's life, from his birth and childhood to London, the queen, the theatre, the plays and poems, the Globe, and the other major points of his life. The fifth act is about a man named Sam Wanamaker and his dream to reconstruct the Globe theatre. It tells how they did this on the original site, using authentic materials and construction methods. The book also includes a list of Shakespeare's works, a chronology of his life, words and expressions he invented, and places to see when visiting Shakespearean sites. It is a colorful, well illustrated, 48-page soft cover book that will hold your interest right to the end. ~ Zach

  • Item #: 020138
    ISBN: 9781465402264
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    I love Shakespeare, so I know how amazing this handbook really is. It includes full commentaries with plot summaries on all 39 plays, a survey of both stage and movie adaptations of each play, and an introduction to Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poetry. With clear, non-academic text, amazing illustrations, historic and contemporary photographs, and graphic icons for organization, this book is great for students, teachers, theater-goers, or people like me who just want to learn about one of the world's greatest playwrights. The first section of the book gives biographical, cultural, historical, literary, and cultural reference to the life and times of William Shakespeare. Antique sketches, reproductions of paintings, and contemporary photographs illustrate what was happening in the world during Shakespeare's time, and the text follows his life, giving concrete proof of events whenever possible. Timelines throughout this section label world and national events, as well as personal events in Shakespeare's life. The handbook then presents the plays, organized by genre and then by the approximate date of their composition. A genre overview is given before each type of play (history, comedy, tragedy, and romance), with a detailed discussion of each genre as a whole and exploration of the overlap between genres. Each play is then discussed in great detail over a number of pages, which are divided into distinct sections. An introduction looks at Shakespeare's inspiration for the play, its probable first performance, early production history, and the background story to the plot. Then, a page lists every character in the play, giving short descriptions of their role and the number of lines they speak. Role profile boxes highlight one or two of the most important roles within each play. A plot summary is then given, with specific points within the story highlighted. Next, a very useful section looks at approaching the play as a text and points out aspects of the language or plot that are known to cause frustration to first time readers. An overview of the play's performance history is also given. It discusses the issues surrounding performing the play on stage, from characterization to set design and visual effects. Famous actors who have performed the plays are included in this section, along with photos from both stage productions and movies based on the plays. The most frequently performed plays feature an additional page which looks at the play's wider cultural significance. A small section then introduces Shakespeare's sonnets and narrative poetry with the same detailed text and stunning illustrations as the rest of the book. With fully-illustrated pages, engaging text, actual lines from the plays throughout, and a format that provides easy, at-a-glance reference, this handbook is a must-have for Shakespeare students and enthusiasts. 480 pgs, durable pb.

  • Item #: 022958
    ISBN: 9780486296562
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    Adapted from legends collected by a noted ethnologist in the Lake Superior region in 1839, these stories will delight lovers of Native American myths. This is a Dover republication of seven stories from American Indian Fairy Tales, with thirty illustrations and easy to read print. Authentic tales like "How Summer Came," "The Child in the Evening Star," and "Grasshopper" are included. 92 pgs, pb.

  • Item #: 023015
    ISBN: 9780486278452
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    This Dover edition includes a collection of unabridged animal stories from Beatrix Potter. Twelve of the most popular Potter stories are featured, including "The Tale of Peter Rabbit," "The Tale of Two Bad Mice," "The Tale of Tom Kitten," "The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse," and many more. Fifty black and white illustrations accompany the charming classic tales, and the print is easy to read. 92 pgs, pb.