Midsummer Night's Dream

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The works of William Shakespeare come alive in these stunning graphic novels adaptation using the original Shakespearean dialog. The world-class art, comedy, fantasy, and romance of A Midsummer Night's Dream will capture the attention of reluctant readers. Supplement your traditional Shakespearean sources with the graphic novel adaptation that will help readers imagine the action like never before. Graphic Planet is an imprint of Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO Publishing Group. Grades 5-10.

Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 10
Reading Level Grade 5
BISACS JUV008060, JUV031060
Genre Fiction, Graphic Novels
Subject Action & Adventure, Arts, Crafts & Makerspace, Language Arts
Copyright 2009
Division Magic Wagon
Imprint Graphic Planet
Language English
Number of Pages 48
Season 2008-09-01
ISBN 9781602701915, 9781617865169
Title Format Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks
Dewey 741.5
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 7 x 9
Guided Reading Level P
ATOS Reading Level 4.0
ATOS Interest Level MG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 125510
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
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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.

Illustrator: Rod Espinosa