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A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare

A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare
Your Price: $13.95 CDN
Author: Lois Burdett
Publisher: Firefly Books
Series: Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 64
Pub. Date: 2004
ISBN-10: 0887532616
ISBN-13: 9780887532610

About the Book:

"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.

A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.

What people say:

"Combines a lively, often humorous biographical poem… with even livelier and amusing color drawings." — Children's Literature

"A wonderfully rich example of how young children absorb language and make it their own…. Highly recommended." — Ray Doiron, The Canadian Council on Learning (CCL)

"Can easily be used and enjoyed by teachers and students anywhere.." — Anne Barry, Library Talk

About the Author:

Lois Burdett's success in introducing Shakespeare to children is reflected in her growing international reputation. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world, including the American National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.

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