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The Tempest for Kids
The Tempest for Kids

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Lois Burdett
Series Name: Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 7
Age range upper: 10
Specs: FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages: 64
Trim Size: 8" x 9 1/2"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 19990901
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The Tempest for Kids

The Tempest is an exciting tale of jealousy and betrayal, magic and romance, repentance and forgiveness, and has all the elements necessary to ignite a young child's imagination and creative energy. By her use of rhyming couplets, Lois Burdett has once again succeeded in transforming Shakespeare's complex verse into a format readily understood by children.

Children's enthusiasm toward Burdett's adapted Shakespeare is evident in the wonderful drawings and anecdotes created by her Grade 2 and 3 students at Hamlet Elementary School in Stratford, Ontario. Together with the five other books in the successful and beautifully produced Shakespeare Can Be Fun! series, The Tempest will delight teachers, parents and children.

Bio:

Lois Burdett is in great demand throughout North America and Europe for her workshops where she instructs educators how to familiarize young children with Shakespeare. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.

Excerpt:

"Admired Miranda! You are different from the rest.
So perfect and so peerless. Of all women, you're the best.
The instant I saw you, it was like a tidal wave,
My heart flew to your service, and I became your slave."
"I am your wife," she promised, "if you will marry me."
Ferdinand fell upon his knees, "And I thus humble be."
Now all this while the lovers thought they were alone,
Little did they know they had a chaperon.
Prospero stood watching this tender scene unfold.
To him their love was precious as the finest, rarest gold.
"It is a joyous day! This union must be blessed."
His heart was satisfied, for they both had passed the test.

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