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A Shakespeare Story: King Lear

Tony Ross, Andrew Matthews

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A Shakespeare Story, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 7 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Traditional stories (Children's / Teenage), School editions of Shakespeare

This charming series gives young readers the chance to discover the magic of Shakespeare for themselves.

Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest daughter and banishes his friends. As the kingdom falls apart and Lear's humiliation turns him mad, will he finally realise what he has done With Notes on Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre and Chaos and Old Age in King Lear.

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Tony Ross

Tony Ross was born in London and studied at the Liverpool School of Art and Design. He has worked as a cartoonist, a graphic designer, as the Art Director of an advertising agency, and as Senior Lecturer in Art at Manchester Polytechnic.

Tony is one of the most popular and successful children's illustrators of all time, best known for illustrating Horrid Henry and the works of David Walliams. Tony's books have been translated into 40 languages in over 100 countries. He lives in Macclesfield.

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