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The Shakespeare Stories Collection - 16 Books (Collection)

Andrew Matthews & Tony Ross

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7 years +

It's now over 400 years since the Bard died and his work still remains just as relevant and compelling today. Boasting 16 of William Shakespeare's most popular and enduring plays, this collection contains rewritten versions of all his most well-known tales.

From the tragedy of Macbeth to the humour of Much Ado About Nothing, this superb collection of paperbacks makes an excellent introduction to Shakespeare for younger readers.

The tales have been retold using accessible language and with the help of Tony Ross's engaging black-and-white illustrations, each play is vividly brought to life, allowing these culturally enriching stories to be shared with as wide an audience as possible.

Please note that although these books are suitable for children aged 9 and over to enjoy independently, the themes they cover mean they may be considered more suitable for shared reading with children aged 7 plus.


Titles in this collection (1-10 of 16)
  • Julius Caesar
  • King Lear
  • The Merchant of Venice
  • The Taming of the Shrew
  • Twelfth Night
  • As you Like it
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Much Ado About Nothing
  • The Tempest
  • Henry V

Product Details

  • Product code: NSHK
  • ISBN: 9781408344880
  • Publisher: Hachette Childrens Books
  • Format: Collection
  • Dimensions: 20.2cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: Varies
  • Book points: 9

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Customer Reviews

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Brilliant! -

I bought the set hoping, rather than expecting my 7-year-old son to get into them, and... he's off! They are written in simple language, where the stories and plots can shine. Well paced, non-squeamish, short, with great illustrations, they feel to him, achievable and I think he's enjoying them as much as the Roald Dahl books, which I wasn't necessarily expecting.

LT , Tue May 02 13:34:52 BST 2017

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A fantastic and inspirational buy -

These books are a definite 'must buy.' I wasn't sure how our children would react, whether they would be something we read together or independently. My 9-year-old son read two in the first day and hasn't put them down since. So many stories and they're all very thought-provoking for children in terms of morality. My daughter (7) has also enjoyed them, preferring to read with me, and they have sparked lots of interesting conversations.

The Fords , Wed Mar 08 11:57:33 GMT 2017

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Excellent -

When I told my Daughter I'd bought a Shakespeare collection, she wasn't that thrilled. But she's started reading Romeo and Juliet and loves it and is now flying through the rest of the collection. Such a brilliant collection, a must buy!

Lucinda , Wed Jan 25 10:03:28 GMT 2017

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Love these -

Bought these to read to my nearly 6-year-old. She's seen the CBeebies version of A Midsummer Night's Dream and been asking about Shakespeare since.

So far we have only read AMSD and 12th Night but she has loved them, and giggled away. The language is very accessible and I am very impressed. I am looking forward to reading some of the stories which I, myself, am less familiar with.

platt , Mon Jul 04 19:33:15 BST 2016

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Thanks for your review

William Shakespeare was the writer of some of the most celebrated stories of all time and we're so glad your child is getting to enjoy his genius from an early age.

Ryan, Book People, Tue Jul 05 09:08:30 BST 2016

Excellent book!! -

Great pricing and was a much-loved gift! Very quick delivery, too. Excellent service!

SA , Wed May 18 11:25:12 BST 2016

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Thanks for your review

This collection provides kids with a fun and accessible introduction to the works of the Bard. It's proven to be a very big favourite with our customers and we're sure your children will love getting to know these famous stories.

Ryan, Book People, Wed May 18 14:32:10 BST 2016

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