Graphic Shakespeare Set 1
The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels. These adaptations with the original Shakespearean dialog will capture the attention of reluctant readers, make great supplements to more traditional sources, and will help readers imagine the action like never before.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 5 - Grade 10|
|Reading Level||Grade 5|
|Genre||Fiction, Graphic Novels|
|Subject||Drama, Language Arts|
|Number of Pages||48|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Dimensions||7.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Graphic Shakespeare Set 1 - School Library Journal
Each book opens with a list of characters and a description of the setting. Background information, a short synopsis, famous phrases from the play, and a biographical sketch of Shakespeare are also included. . . . Each slim volume is written in large-sized font and includes full-color illustrations with 2-5 panels per page. All dialogue has been extracted from the original play, which exposes readers to Shakespearean language. Explanatory text boxes judiciously placed throughout the panels enhance readers’ understanding. . . . With substantial front and back matter, these adaptations seem best suited for instructional purposes. . .[and] will serve as introductions to the Bard for older, reluctant readers. Hamlet and King Lear were done in a straightforward style and have rich, dramatic colors. . . [and] a limited color palette for A Midsummer Night’s Dream suits the moonlight setting. This adaptation’s inclusion of Puck’s rhyming introduction to the characters is a delightful addition.