Catalogue Number: DW2-ND4E
- Author: Charles Lamb,Mary Lamb
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Abrams
- Published: 01 October 2007
- ISBN: 9780810994539
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In this charming collectable book, there is a selection of Charles and Wendy Lamb's classic prose retellings of Shakespeare's plays that are beautifully illustrated by acclaimed artist Joelle Jolivet. The Lambs' Shakespeare, familiar to readers since the 1880s, gets a modern twist from Jolivet's vibrant and colourful art. Jolivet re-imagines the princes, royalty, fools and villains from Shakespeare's world as colourful, striking characters. From Much Ado About Nothing to Macbeth , each story features pages of illustrations that are both irreverent and wholly appropriate. Enclosed in a die-cut slipcase, the book is the perfect gift for Shakespeare fans at any age.
Charles Lamb and sister Mary Lamb are best known for their prose adaptations of Shakespeare's plays. Joelle Jolivet is an internationally acclaimed illustrator. The New York Times gave her book 365 Penguins 'top marks in maths and art' and Publishers Weekly called her books 'vibrantdazzling'. School Library journal said they are 'aesthetically impressive as they are informative'