Shakespeare Stories & Shakespeare Stories II by Leon Garfield (1985 & 1994)


My husband and I are in the process of moving and a few days ago we boxed up the hundreds of books on our family room bookshelf.  Halfway through the project, I saw these two books which I purchased for my kids 2+ decades ago when we began attending Shakespeare plays at the Utah Shakespeare Festival.  Seeing these two volumes brought back such happy memories of choosing the plays to attend, reading the stories together beforehand and then the magical trip to the Globe Theater in Cedar City, UT.  Those were magical evenings under the stars sharing some of the finest plays ever written as a family.


Shakespeare Stories   Prose retellings of twelve Shakespeare plays: Twelfth Night, King Lear, The Tempest, The Merchant of Venice, The Taming of the Shrew, King Richard the Second, King Henry IV, Part One, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Othello, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth.  Middle Grade Reading Level, 287 pages, Illustrated, Published in 1985.



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Shakespeare Stories II:  Prose retellings of nine Shakespeare plays:  Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, Antony and Cleopatra, Measure for Measure, As You Like It, Cymbeline, King Richard the Third, The Comedy of Errors, A Winter’s Tale.  Middle Grade Reading Level, 284 pages, Illustrated, Published in 1994.  

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Are you looking for Children’s and Young Adult books that have stood the test of time? I have a master of list of over 600 titles to share. I’m an English major, mother of five and homeschooler for 15 years. My purpose with this blog is to share forgotten favorites that most parents today have never heard of, but are so worth reading! I hope you’ll join with me as I share the best that Youth Literature has to offer.
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