Read about the life of the Bard in kid-friendly terms! With summaries of his plays interwoven into the story of his life, Who Was William Shakespeare recounts Shakespeare's family life, accomplishments in the theatre, and what it was like living during his era. Famous lines and quotes are included alongside many small pen-and-ink illustrations that bring an added charm. 104 pages, softcover. Timeline included.
The beloved plays of Shakespeare are still produced everywhere, yet the life of the world's most famous playwright remains largely a mystery. Young Will left the town of Stratford to pursue theater in London, where his work eventually thrived and made him a famous and wealthy man. With black-and-white illustrations that include a diagram of the famous Globe theater, Celeste Davidson Mannis puts together the pieces of Shakespeare's life and work for young readers.
A writer, educator and social entrepreneur, Celeste has authored several award winning and best selling childrens books, including One Leaf Rides the Wind (Viking), Julia Morgan Built a Castle (Viking) and Who Was William Shakespeare? (Grosset & Dunlap). She teaches childrens literature for UC Berkeley Extension and creative writing for Join Our Story, an online platform she has created to share the joys of writing with seniors and other underserved populations. Celeste is currently working towards a PhD in Educational Technology at UC Santa Barbara, and writing, writing, writing!