A Midsummer Night’s Dream

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-44-9

Lexile® Rating: 660L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

Mischief is in the air when the King and Queen of the Fairies quarrel and Puck is left in charge of the love potion.

Four young people are lost in the woods on midsummer’s night. Will they find each other and true love, or will Puck’s meddling leave them broken-hearted and alone?

A band of players prepares to entertain the Duke of Athens. But now that the fairies have made a donkey out of their leading man, will Quince and the others ever get to play their parts?

Is there time to put everything right before this magical night is over?

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top

Hamlet

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-55-5

Lexile® Rating: 610L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

Hamlet’s father, the king of Denmark, has died suddenly. But instead of grieving, his mother Gertrude has married the dead king’s brother, Claudius.

One dark night, Hamlet sees a ghost. It is his dead father, who claims he was murdered by Claudius, the new king. But did Hamlet really see a ghost, or did he just imagine it? And if he did see a ghost, was it telling him the truth?

Hamlet plans to avenge his father by killing Claudius. But the man he stabs isn’t Claudius, as he thinks, but his girlfriend’s father. So the wrong man dies.

So much tragedy, but there is more to come. Who else will die an untimely death? And who will live to tell the tale?

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top

Macbeth

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-47-0

Lexile® Rating: 610L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

On a dark heath, Macbeth stumbles across three witches who can see into the future.

What he hears will change everything. Egged on by his wife, he decides to kill in order to gain the Scottish crown. How many people will have to die in Macbeth’s pursuit of power?

With armies, ghosts and magic against him, will Macbeth survive in this tale of greed and betrayal? Getting the crown is one thing – keeping it is quite another.

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top

Romeo and Juliet

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-45-6

Lexile® Rating: 630L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

What could be worse than falling in love with your enemy?

Romeo Montague thinks he’s in love until he meets Juliet, the daughter of the Capulets. With her, he discovers what true love really feels like. But their two families are bitter rivals, and no one must know about their secret passion.

When Romeo kills Juliet’s cousin in a duel, their hope of happiness seems ended. Can Friar Laurence reconcile the two families, or will his plans bring even more tragedy?

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-46-3

Lexile® Rating: 680L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

A storm, a shipwreck, an enchanted island ...

A violent storm shipwrecks the King of Naples and his noblemen on what appears to be an uninhabited island. What the king doesn’t know is that they have been brought here by powerful magic.

Prospero, the mysterious ruler of the island, has a plan, but will he use his magic for good or bad against the castaways? His daughter, Miranda, has never seen another man except her father. What will she think of the stranger who stumbles into her life? Prospero’s monstrous servant, Caliban, sees a chance to overthrow his master. Will he succeed?

Enchantment and treachery are everywhere on the island – which will prove the stronger?

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

Retold by Helen Street

Illustrated by Charly Cheung

ISBN: 978-1-906230-56-2

Lexile® Rating: 570L what is this?

F&P Level: Z what is this?

£5.99

Viola survives a shipwreck, but she thinks her twin brother Sebastian has died.

Alone in a strange country where it isn’t safe to be a single girl, Viola disguises herself as a boy called Cesario and finds work as a servant.

But dressing in boy’s clothes doesn’t stop Viola falling in love with a man – who is in love with someone else. Will she ever manage to win his love for herself?

And who is this other young man that appears, looking so like Cesario? What confusion will result from his arrival? Perhaps Viola’s brother didn’t drown after all …

Click here for the Shakespeare original language comparison

Click on the thumbnails below to see sample spreads.

# # #

Back to the top