Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

By David Scott Kasten (Editor), Marina Kastan (Editor), Glenn Harrington (Illustrator)


Format Paperback


Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

by David Scott Kasten, Marina Kastan, Glenn Harrington



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Classic verses about love and jealousy, friendship and betrayal, politics and ambition, and the complexity of human life. William Shakespeare’s verses—illustrated in remarkable paintings—encourage, fascinate, provoke laughter, and inspire deep feelings in readers. His classic lines moves us as much today as when Shakespeare first wrote them, from “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?” to “Double, double, toil, and trouble.” Introduce children to the Bard with this wonderful, fully annotated collection of sonnets and soliloquies, enhanced with beautiful, highly realistic color paintings that bring each excerpt to vivid life.


David Scott Kastan is the Old Dominion Foundation Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University and one of America’s best-known Shakespeare scholars. His daughter, Marina Kastan, currently a student, hopes to become a Shakespearean actress.

Glenn Harrington’s paintings have appeared on over 500 book covers, including such classics as Wuthering Heights; Pride and Prejudice; A Room with a View; and Man and Superman. His original oils are exhibited in museums, galleries, and in private collections worldwide. Glenn lives and works in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Pub Date: 4/1/2008

ISBN: 9781402754784

Price: $6.95 / $8.50 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 48 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 10 Inches

Territories: World

Category: Juvenile / Poetry for Young People Series

Age Range: 8 and up

Publisher: Sterling

Series: Poetry for Young People