Monday, August 2, 2021

Book Note: The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories

Matthews, Adrew. The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories. Illus. Angela Barrett. London: Orchard Books, 2001.

We've dealt with the nifty Shakespeare Stories (for which, q.v.), but I've neglected to let you know that the same retellings of Shakespeare are illustrated in an entirely different manner for a single-volume experience.

If you like your illustrations in color and less like cartoons—or if you just like to have all your Shakespeare stories in a single volume, this is the one for you. Here's a bit of Hamlet to encourage you (since I gave you some of the other illustrator's version of that play):

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