Classics in Graphics: Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Graphic Novel
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Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream like you've never seen it - or read it - before!

Classics in Graphics: A Midsummer Night's Dream has been adapted into a graphic novel by expert authors, Steve Skidmore and Steve Barlow, with illustrations by Edu Coll. The magical fantasy is a comic delight on the page - as the lovers, the fairies and the actors bumble and trick their way through the forest.

Classics in Graphics is a series of graphic novels for children aged 10 plus that has inclusion at its heart, flinging wide the doors of literature for everyone to enter and understand. Including dyslexia-friendly design on every page, and encouraging readers to relate to these iconic roles - casting spells, falling in love and winning duels.

Each graphic novel includes pitch-perfect illustrations for presenting the tragic, the romantic, the comedic, the magical, as well as:

- snappy simplified text presenting Shakespeare's themes clearly
- introductory materials to help set the scene and context of each story
- heaps of extra material at the back to keep the learning and fun going, including an exploration of themes in the play, the language, Shakespeare's inspirations, the publication and performance of the play in history, a timeline of Shakespeare's life and works, and much more!


Plays available in the series include:
Macbeth
The Tempest
Hamlet
Romeo and Juliet
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Much Ado About Nothing

Praise for the Classics in Graphics series:
"Excellent production and binding, quality paper, and with fantastic writing and illustrations - an encouraging entry point to Shakespeare for my kids, and ease of dive-in for my own flighting or cursory storytelling engagement/whimsy [...] an excellent job converting challenging language and literary themes to make it very inclusive, smoothing ease of understanding dialogue, plot, and narration without dumbing it down. Each book has a wonderful appendix including notes on Shakespeare, relevant maps and themes (i.e. for example in Hamlet it goes deeper into its themes of Revenge, Madness & Mortality), and a glossary. For a graphic novel adaptation, I think these books are delightful. [...] They are wonderful and have quickly broken down the wall of "fear of Shakespeare" in my house as they are so easy to read and engage. And they have a really nice tactile production value, heft, and readability that makes broaching these often deemed difficult works, FUN. And of course, they are nice to look at." - EricWilliamson, www.leagueofcomicgeeks.com

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This is Book 2 in the Classics in Graphics Series. See all Classics in Graphics books here.

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About Steve Barlow

Steve Barlow was born in Britain (in Crewe, in the county of Cheshire). He went to Brierley Street School, which was like Bash Street only not as sophisticated, then to Crewe County Grammar School for Boys (and what kind of school feels the need, in its name, to remind its pupils what gender they are? Hmmm?). He went on to study at Warwick University and Not

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About Steve Skidmore

STEVE BARLOW is tall and hairy, STEVE SKIDMORE isn't! They are known as "THE 2 STEVES", the UK's most popular writing double act for young people, specialising in comedy and adventure.


THE 2 STEVES have been writing together for nearly twenty five years. They have written over 180 books for young people and have also acted as series

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