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What's So Special About Shakespeare?

By Michael Rosen
Illustrated by Sarah Nayler

An engaging, easy-to-use and informative biography of Shakespeare with humorous illustrations.

So what was it like to live in Shakespeare's time? What do we actually know about him? And how does someone become that famous? These are just a few of the questions addressed in this lively and accessible book on the life and works of William Shakespeare by award-winning author Michael Rosen. Ideal for browsing, the text is divided into clear sections and includes studies of four of Shakespeare's plays, intriguing facts and information about Shakespeare himself and the world at this time, accompanied by a useful timeline.

  • Reissued with a vibrant and whimsical new cover design, featuring artwork from rising star Mark Beech
  • What's So Special About Shakespeare? can be sold alongside its companion title, What's So Special About Dickens?, an exciting and accessible introduction to the writing of Charles Dickens.
  • Highly illustrated with comic black and white line drawings from Sarah Nayler.

About the author

Michael Rosen, MA, PhD, is one of the most popular contemporary poets and authors of books for children. He received the Eleanor Farjeon Award for services to children's literature in 1997, and served as Children's Laureate between 2007 and 2009. His books include the worldwide bestseller We're Going on a Bear Hunt, Shakespeare: His Work and His World, and the award-winning Michael Rosen's Sad Book. He lives in London.

ISBN: 9781406367416
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 160pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $14.99
New Zealand RRP: $16.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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