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Bard of Avon : the story of William Shakespeare / by Diane Stanley and Peter Vennema ; illustrated by Diane Stanley.

By: Stanley, Diane.
Contributor(s): Vennema, Peter.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Morrow Junior Books, c1992Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.ISBN: 0688091083 (trade); 9780688091088 (trade); 0688091091 (library); 9780688091095 (library).Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616 -- Juvenile literature | Dramatists, English -- Early modern, 1500-1700 -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Stratford-upon-Avon (England) -- Biography -- Juvenile literatureDDC classification: 822.3/3 | 92 | B Summary: A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information.
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Includes bibliographical references.

A brief biography of the world's most famous playwright, using only historically correct information.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 3 Up-- This is a wonderful book. A fine companion biography to Good Queen Bess (Four Winds, 1990), this life of Shakespeare builds on the methods developed in Bess and Shaka, King of the Zulus (Morrow, 1988). Using the few facts known about their subject, Stanley and Vennema manage a full-bodied portrait of a life and time without resorting to fictionalizing or sloppy speculation. In fact, the book starts with an appealing invitation to examine the historical research process. And, without wasting words in pedantic explanation, it keeps readers on a firm footing regarding the scholarly basis of any assertion. In the course of a brief text, the authors manage to touch not only upon the life but also upon important aspects of many of the major plays. There is even a tantalizing postscript with introductory glimpses of the development of the English language. As with their previous works, the authors provide a short but meaty bibliography. Stanley's distinctive full-color gouache paintings are clearly her own, and just as clearly planted firmly in archival research. They reinforce and expand the text with humor and movement. As icing on the cake, the generous open space and attractive page decoration rival the production given Shaka . Books like these need only be displayed to attract readers. And once opened, they keep their promise. Lucky kids! --Sally Margolis, Deerfield Public Library, IL (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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Diane Stanley was born in 1943 and was raised in Abilene, Texas. She later attended both Trinity University and Johns Hopkins University. <p> Her portfolio of children's book illustrations was creative enough for her to begin publication in 1978. She became an art director for G.P. Putnam & Sons and later began retelling and illustrating classic children's books. <p> Stanley has revamped the fairy tale, Rumpelstiltskin's Daughter and has also researched the children's biographies Cleopatra and Leonardo Da Vinci. She also illustrated her mother's book, The Last Princess. <p> (Bowker Author Biography)

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