A Play on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream – adapted by Luke Daniel Paiva, illustrated by Roberto Irace


61c1q3tuafl        A Play on William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Nights Dream – adapted by Luke Daniel Paiva, illustrated by Roberto Irace, Flowerpot Press, 9781486708550, 2016

Format: Hardcover

Rating: 1-5 (5 is an excellent or a Starred review) 4

Genre:  poetry

What did you like about the book? A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a feel good play about the difficulties in love.  This is an abridged version for children with bright, colorful pictures and explanations for words that are probably not in children’s everyday vocabulary.  It starts out with an introduction to the cast and setting.  The book goes through the play but in a more simple and easy to understand way.  The illustrations are very well done, with lots of detail and color.

Anything you didn’t like about it?  Nothing.

To whom would you recommend this book?  I would recommend this to anyone who loves Shakespeare, even if you’re an adult.  I love this story and the introduction in this book really helped to solidify what I thought I knew.

Who should buy this book? children’s libraries

Where would you shelve it? J 822.3

Should we (librarians/readers) put this on the top of our “to read” piles? No

Reviewer’s Name, Library (or school), City and State: Laureen Cutrona, Townsend Public Library, Townsend, MA

Date of review:  December 14, 2016

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