The Tempest by Ann Keay Beneduce

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A lavish young reader's edition of the classic Shakespearean tale follows the adventures of cast-out duke Prospero, who lives on an enchanted island with his daughter, Miranda, and the magical spirits helpful Ariel and evil Caliban.

About Ann Keay Beneduce

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Beneduce worked for many years as an editor of children's books. She now devotes her tiem to writing books for young readers and translating stories from French to English. Gennady Spirin was born near Moscow in the former Soviet Union. His delicate watercolor illustrations echo the great masters of the Renaissance. Mr. Spirin has received four gold medals from the Society of Illustrators, the Golden Apple from the Bratislava International Biennial, and First Prize at both the Bologna and Barcelona International Book Fairs, and has appeared on The New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year list four times.
Published March 19, 1996 by Philomel. 32 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Recommended for public and school libraries: Not only does it work as a read-alone story but will prepare theatergoers for a performance of the full play.

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Prospero-like in their artistry, Spirin's dazzling watercolors dominate this retelling of Shakespeare's final play. Shaped like altar panels fit for a Renaissance church or palace, the illustrations a

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