The Tempest

By Georghia Ellianas
Illustrated by Jane Ray

A captivating picture book retelling by Shakespeare’s Globe for very young readers.

William Shakespeare’s dazzling play about magic, revenge and forgiveness is unforgettably re-imagined by Shakespeare’s Globe as a picture book for very young readers. The story is told from the perspective of Ariel, in language that is true to the original play but accessible to all. With shimmering, exquisite illustrations by the acclaimed artist Jane Ray, this captivating retelling is a magical way to introduce children to one of the best-loved works of the world’s greatest playwright.

  • Written in an engaging and age appropriate way by experts at Shakespeare’s Globe, who want to make his work accessible to all.
  • The first picture book retelling of a full Shakespeare play suitable for very young readers.
  • The first book in a branded series of Shakespeare picture book retellings from the Globe in partnership with Walker. The next title is A Midsummer Night’s Dream for autumn 2020, also illustrated by Jane Ray.

About the author

Shakespeare’s Globe is inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres. Its diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all. Visit the theatre on the South Bank in London. Georghia Ellinas, a former English teacher, has focused on working with teachers across the UK and the world for the last thirty years. She has written several books about teaching Shakespeare, and in her role as Head of Learning at Shakespeare's Globe was responsible for creating programs to make Shakespeare accessible and relevant to children of all ages. She lives in the south of England.

About the illustrator

Jane Ray has illustrated over 60 children's books, working with bestselling authors such as Michael Rosen, Carol Ann Duffy and Kevin Crossley-Holland. Jane was the IBBY UK Illustrator nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards in 2018, and has been shortlisted six times for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has also produced work for the Royal Opera House, Liberty Art Fabrics, Amnesty International and Polka Children's Theatres. Jane lives in London, N10.

ISBN: 9781406376852
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: October 1, 2019
Dimensions: 260 x 300mm, 32pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $24.99
New Zealand RRP: $27.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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