ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- A lovely retelling of Shakespeare's comedy, which keeps the complicated story simple enough for young readers. Puck relates how his master Oberon gave him a task, but how in the execution of it, Puck caused a great deal of mischief, but eventually put all to rights again. The illustrations are by Jane Ray, and her exuberant, colourful and decorative pages are a delight to look upon! It takes special talent to illustrate a story set in the night-time, and make it full of light and magic. Splendid! Lindy
Shakespeare's Globe is inspired and informed by the unique historic playing conditions of two beautiful iconic theatres. Its diverse programme of work harnesses the power of performance, cultivates intellectual curiosity and excites learning to make Shakespeare accessible for all. Visit the theatre on the South Bank in London. Georghia Ellinas, a former English teacher, has focused on working with teachers across the UK and the world for the last thirty years. She has written several books about teaching Shakespeare, and in her role as Head of Learning at Shakespeare's Globe was responsible for creating programs to make Shakespeare accessible and relevant to children of all ages. Jane Ray has illustrated over 60 children's books, working with bestselling authors such as Michael Rosen, Carol Ann Duffy and Kevin Crossley-Holland. Jane was the IBBY UK Illustrator nominee for the Hans Christian Andersen Awards in 2018, and has been shortlisted six times for the Kate Greenaway Award. She has also produced work for the Royal Opera House, Liberty Art Fabrics, Amnesty International and Polka Children's Theatres.