William Shakespeare's The Tempest by Bruce Coville

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The fantastic monsters, spirits, and magic in the ever-popular play about love, justice, and revenge are introduced to young readers in a dramatic retelling of one of Shakespeare's most famous plays. By the author of The Unicorn Treasury.
 

About Bruce Coville

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Bruce Coville was born in Syracuse, New York, on May 16, 1950. He spent one year at Duke University in North Carolina. Coville started working seriously at becoming a writer when he was seventeen. He was not able to start selling stories right away, so he had many other jobs, including toymaker, gravedigger, cookware salesman, and assembly line worker. Eventually, Coville became an elementary teacher, and worked with second and fourth graders. Coville married Katherine Dietz an artist, and they began trying to create books together. It wasn't until 1977 that they finally sold their first book, The Foolish Giant. They joined together on two other books after that, Sarah's Unicorn and The Monster's Ring, and followed them with Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, and The World's Worst Fairy Godmother. Author and illustrator Ruth Sanderson was born in Ware, Massachusetts on November 24, 1951. She graduated from the Paier School of Art in 1974. She has illustrated over 70 books and has written and illustrated 12 books. She has won numerous awards including the 1980 National Science Teachers Award for Five Nests, the 1992 Young Hoosier Award and the 1994 Irma S. Black Award for The Enchanted Wood, and the 2003 Texas Bluebonnet Award for The Golden Mare, The Firebird, and the Magic Ring.
 
Published August 1, 1994 by Doubleday Books for Young Readers. 40 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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This dramatic picture book serves as a good introduction to Shakespeare's well-loved play. Coville (Aliens Ate My Homework) retains the play's supernatural elements while strongly developing themes of

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PW called this adaptation an admirable introduction to Shakespeare's play, and drew attention to the old-fashioned oil paintings [that] capture both ethereal spirits and the heavy brocade of the

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This dramatic picture book serves as a good introduction to Shakespeare's well-loved play. Coville (Aliens Ate My Homework) retains the play's supernatural elements while strongly developing themes of

Aug 01 1994 | Read Full Review of William Shakespeare's The Tem...

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