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Shakespeare for the young – The Usborne Shakespeare Collection

Shakespeare box set

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Twelfth NightHelena was gifted this collector’s box set of Shakespeare books for her birthday back in November and it was one of her favourite presents. She loves it so much it hasn’t hit the bookshelf yet as it lays on her bedside table and each day she dips in and out of them.

The collection from Usborne contains five beautifully illustrated books including, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Macbeth and Twelfth Night and they are written so children will grasp a clear meaning of each of Shakespeare’s plays. Each book is hard backed and has a pretty coloured ribbon to mark the page.

Shakespeare CollectionGiven that we celebrated Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary of his death here in the UK over the weekend where we’ve recognised his colossal legacy and for my girls who have discovered an incredulous array of plays to read, Helena very proudly read the stories again to her younger sister, Florence, who now is equally enjoying them!

Reading together Twelfth NightI am so impressed with this selection of books I’ve bought a few copies for birthday presents for friends. Available from all good bookstores and online on amazon here for our UK readers and here for the US.

Vanessa x


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October 13, 2016

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