What's So Special about Shakespeare?
What's So Special about Shakespeare?

What's So Special about Shakespeare?

Written by Michael Rosen & illustrated by Sarah Nayler
Part of the What's So Special About Book Series
8 - 12
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Feb 23, 2018
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Michael Rosen’s lively exploration of Shakespeare, reissued in an accessible new format for young middle-grade readers. More than four hundred years after William Shakespeare’s death, his name is known in every corner of the world. Why? Celebrated poet, critic, and Shakespeare enthusiast Michael Rosen answers that question with humor, knowledge, and appreciation, offering a whirlwind tour of Shakespeare’s life, his London, and four of his plays: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth, King Lear, and The Tempest.

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    Book Details

    Publication Date
    February 23, 2018
    Candlewick Press
    Page Count
    Middle Grade
    Reading Age
    8 - 12 years
    Lib. of Congress (LCCN)
    Lexile® Level
    Est. Fountas & Pinnell Level
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