Picture Book- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Retold by: Bruce Coville Pictures by

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Picture Book- William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Retold by: Bruce Coville Pictures by

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helmikuu 6, 2012, 5:30pm

William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream retold by Bruce Coville is on a reading level of 7.1 and interest level MG. This book is illustrated by Dennis Nolan. The front of the book as Puck playing a flute and the back a short description of the book. The first page of the book has pictures of four characters identified by their names, the last page is done the same.
The story is about Hermia being forced by her father to marry Demetrius, but she is in love with Lysander. Hermia would rather die than marry a man that she did not love. Hermia goes to the city's ruler for justice and he told her that the only other option was to enter a religious order and live in seclusion. Hermia refused to enter a religious order. When she tells Lysander what was said he devised a plan to escape and run off beyond Athens.
In the city a group of men were rehearsing a play, and they were to finish rehearsing in secret where Hermia and Lysander were to meet in the forest also. Before the groups were to meet in the forest, it was alive with fairies and hobgoblins. The Fairy King, Oberon and the Fairy Queen, Titania were in quarrel over a human child. Oberon and Puck are devising a plan to make Titania fall in love with something other than human, and then Oberon will take the human child from her. As they were finishing up devising their plan, Demetrius and Helena walk in the forest. Now, Helena is madly in love with Demetrius and he doesn't love her. Oberon's plan changed and backfired that Lysander woke up and fell in love with Helena. Lysander ran off with Helena leaving Hermia alone in the forest. Hermia woke to find Lysander gone and then she became in search of Demetrius accusing him of hiding Lysander. Oberon tells Puck that he love stuck the wrong man, it was supposed to be Demetrius under the spell. At last Demetrius and Lysander were both in love with Helena and not Hermia. You'll have to read to find out the ending of this lover's quarrel.

This book was very good in retelling Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. I enjoyed this book, and will reuse it when my classroom starts to study Shakespeare. I would have the students read the original story by Shakespeare and then introduce this book, to maybe create a better understanding of the story.