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HAMLET - The Young Reader's Shakespeare
a retelling by Adam Mckeown
illustrated by Sally Wren Comport

A prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about treachery & murder in the kingdom of Denmark. Includes background information, character summary & commonly asked questions


It has kept the flow of the story, including the spoken asides. The characters come through loud & clear. This is so well done

The illustrations could not be better

It presents the interwoven complications of the fast-moving plot, multi-layered characters & many of Shakespeare's most famous lines of dialogue

It is true to the original & adds details in keeping with the approach of most productions

My 11 yr old daughter devoured this book & was quoting lines from it. It gave her a strong grasp of the characters, plot line & key scenes

This abridgement does a tremendous job with Hamlet, showing the "madness", showing the tragedy & keeping some of the original language

Includes a Who's Who & some context for the play

For reading aloud, 4th year students are not too young for this excellent story

A wonderful way for everyone to better understand Shakespeare's Hamlet

80 pages
24.5 cm x 19.5 cm
Hard bound with dust jacket

Ex library with library notation. Otherwise good condition

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