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Shakespeare Time Traveller Passport

Unfortunately, in light of the current health orders put in place by the NSW Government, the Shakespeare Time Traveller Passport competition is unable to go ahead as first intended at this time. We are working towards bringing it to you in an altered and safe capacity. We appreciate your patience and understanding at this time.

HEAR YE, HEAR YE ALL YE PEOPLES 5 – 14 YEARS OLD!
Become a Shakespeare Time Traveller and join us on our literary journey with fantastic ‘travel stop’ activities to enjoy in June and July!

Jump aboard:

  1. Grab a ‘Shakespeare Time Traveller Passport’ from any Penrith City Library Branch or from The Joan to get started today!
  2. Collect a passport sticker or code number from each ‘travel stop’ activity.
  3. Fill your passport with three or more stickers, then submit your passport into the prize draw at any Penrith Library branch to win one of five great prize packs!
  4. Entries close Friday 9 July, 2021 at 5pm.
  5. Get started now at Travel Stop #1 with Shakespeare Time Travellers’ Reviews.

Check out all the ‘travel stops’ here. Click here to download the Terms and Conditions.

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TRAVEL STOP #1
SHAKESPEARE TIME TRAVELLERS’ REVIEWS
Wednesday 9 June – Friday 9 July
Suitable for ages 5 – 14 years

Borrow Hamlet, or a related book about Shakespeare from Penrith City Library or see Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark at The Joan, then tell us what you think with your own book or theatre review. At the end of your review look for the secret 4-digit code number online and record it in your Shakespeare Time Traveller Passport.  Scroll down to find some great books to borrow for primary and secondary students in the Shakespeare Book Blog or get your ticket to see Hamlet: Prince of Skidmark at The Joan here.

CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR BOOK OR THEATRE REVIEW

 


SHAKESPEARE’S BOOK BLOG!


FOR PRIMARY STUDENTS

Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories Book CoverTitle: The Orchard Book of Shakespeare Stories
Author: Andrew Matthews
Illustrator: Angela Barrett

Andrew Matthews’ lively retellings capture all the drama and excitement of eight of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays including Angela Barrett’s beautiful illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories gloriously to life, including Romeo and Juliet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Hamlet.

Find It Here

 


Title: Shakespeare’s Tales
Author: Beverley Birch
Illustrator: Stephen Lambert

This book retells four of Shakespeare’s most well-known plays: Antony and Cleopatra, Hamlet, Othello, and The Tempest. With beautiful illustrations and poetic yet easily understood language, this book is the perfect way to introduce young people to the work of Shakespeare.

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Hamlet for Kids Book CoverTitle: Hamlet for Kids
Author: Lois Burdett

A retelling of Shakespeare’s Hamlet, written in rhyming couplets especially for young readers and performers, includes illustrations and comments by children.

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10 Best Shakespeare Stories Ever! Book Cover

Title: 1o Best Shakespeare Stories Ever!
Author: Terry Deary
Illustrator: Michael Tickner

In this title, the Bard’s ten best stories are re-told…with a modern twist.

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Shakespeare Stories Book Cover

More Shakespeare Stories Book Cover

Titles: Shakespeare Stories and More Shakespeare Stories
Retold by:
Andrew Matthews
Illustrator: Tony Ross

Andrew Matthews’ classic retellings of Shakespeare’s best-loved plays, Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross. The easy-to-read writing style and fabulous illustrations bring the well-known characters and their stories to life. A fantastic introduction to Shakespeare for the younger reader.

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Title: Mr William Shakespeare’s Plays: Seven PlaysMr William Shakespeare's Plays Book Cover
Author:
Marcia Williams

Somewhere between ‘Classic Comics’ and graphic novels lies this collection of Shakespeare’s works, drastically abridged and presented in large comic-strip format, combining adapted text below cartoon drawings.

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FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS

Hamlet by Nicki Greenberg Book CoverTitle: Hamlet: William Shakespeare’s Hamlet Staged on the Page
Author:  Nicki Greenberg

In a graphic, teen fiction telling of Hamlet, Nicki Greenberg creates a sumptuous staging of Shakespeare’s enigmatic play on the page, a visual feast with drama that intensifies both on stage and off.

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The Shakespeare Book - Book CoverTitle: The Shakespeare Book
Author: Georgina Palffy

This series for school students looks at the work of William Shakespeare, and is packed with witty illustrations and inspirational quotes. Easy-to-understand graphics and illustrations bring the themes, plots, characters and language of Shakespeare to life.

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Hamlet - The Manga Edition Book CoverTitle: Shakespeare’s Hamlet: The Manga Edition (Electronic Version)
Author: Adam Sexton

The sudden death of the king, later revealed to be murder. The queen’s all-too-sudden remarriage to the king’s brother, the murderer. The grieving, suspicious Prince Hamlet. Supernatural visitations. Plots, leaks, and counterplots. Poisoned wine. A rigged sword fight. Revenge. This fast-paced, graphic manga edition gets you caught up in the conflicts and passions that makes Hamlet one of Shakespeare’s most beloved tragedies.

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Bravo, Mr William Shakespeare! Book CoverTitle: Bravo, Mr. William Shakespeare!: Seven Plays
Author: Marcia Williams

Somewhere between ‘Classic Comics’ and graphic novels lies this collection of Shakespeare’s works, drastically abridged and presented in large comic-strip format, combining adapted text below cartoon drawings.

Find It Here

 

 


OTHER BOOKS/AUDIOBOOKS

30-Second Shakespeare Book CoverTitle: 30-Second Shakespeare: 50 key aspects of his works, life and legacy, each explained in half a minute
Editor: Ros Barber
Illustrator: Ivan Hissey

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Srsly Hamlet Book CoverTitle: Srsly Hamlet
Author:
Courtney Carbone

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Usbourne Stories from Shakespeare Book CoverTitle: Stories from Shakespeare
Author/s:
Anna Claybourne and Elena Temporin

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How to Stop An Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare - Book CoverTitle: How to Stop An Alien Invasion Using Shakespeare
Author:
Nick Falk and Tony Flowers

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Tales from Hamlet - Book CoverTitle: Tales from Shakespeare
Author: Charles Lamb

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Hamlet AudiobookTitle: Hamlet: Fully Dramatised Audio Edition (Electronic Version)
Author: William Shakespeare/Full Cast Dramatization

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Zombie, Or Not To Be - Book CoverTitle: Zombie, Or Not to Be
Author:
Kyle Sullivan
Illustrator: Derek Sullivan

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CLICK HERE TO BEGIN YOUR BOOK OR THEATRE REVIEW