Winter Song by William Shakespeare

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Charming illustrations open the door to the world of William Shakespeare. Icicles hang by the wall, children's noses are red and raw, and Joan is busy in the kitchen stirring the pot. It is winter in Shakespeare's England. Shakespeare wrote a number of songs for his own productions. Among the most charming is "Winter Song," performed at the end of his romantic comedy Lover's Labor's Lost. Melanie Hall's illustrated version of the poem is filled with bold and beautiful images that bring to life the wintry world of Elizabethan England.

About William Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616) dramatist and poet, is England's greatest playwright.Melanie Hall has illustrated a number of books for children. She lives in Olivebridge, New York.
Published October 1, 2006 by Wordsong. 32 pages
Genres: History, Education & Reference, Travel, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In true Shakespearean fashion, all works out well in the end with true identities discovered, families reunited and multiple weddings to boot.

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Taking the lively lyric from Love’s Labor’s Lost, Hall makes a cheery mixed-media collection of images in bright colors, fulsome textures and an Elizabethan air.

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Melanie Hall provides an excellent vehicle to introduce young children to Shakespeare with her picture book version of WINTER SONG.

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