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Daughter by Dava Sobel. Sobel is a talented historian, translator, and
science writer. Her book is a wonderful way to learn about Galileo's life and
about basic physics through his arguments about motion, the tides and the
planets; further, we read later how mathematics came to be applied to science.
Most important, the book brings Galileo's daughter, the nun Suor Maria Celeste,
alive. Her letters about her cloistered life, her feelings and thoughts, and her
relationship with her father, make you feel a genuine depth of faith and love.
In addition, you learn fascinating things about how and why the Church fought
Galileo's ideas about the planets, how people lived during the Plague, the early
history of science, Galileo's invention of the military and geometric compass,
and all sorts of other details that make this much more than a history book.
While the book is beautifully illustrated throughout, it is most appropriate for
Paper, 420 pages. (We also carry the author's book,
We have one damaged copy that has a corner crease:
Leonardo da Vinci: The Mind of the Renaissance
by Alessandro Vezzosi -
philosopher, anatomist, astronomer, engineer, inventor, courtier: Leonardo da
Vinci is one of the greatest figures of the Renaissance. Five hundred years ago
his restless imagination led him to examine the way the world works; to
speculate about the heavens; to design a submarine and a parachute; to make
magnificent paintings that still move us to tears.This book surveys the life and
work of a unique genius, from his childhood in Italy to his death in France.
Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of
illustrations. Note: there are some references to sexuality.
Renaissance Coloring Book (Bellerophon) contains people and scenes from
Renaissance paintings, engravings and frescoes.
Henry the VIII & His Wives Paper Dolls to Color (Bellerophon) Each of
the wives and Henry are illustrated, along with their clothing and stories.
Great Scenes from Shakespeare's Plays (Dover
coloring book) There are scenes from Hamlet, King Lear, Macbeth, Romeo and
Juliet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Othello, Much Ado About Nothing, Julius
Caesar, Henry IV, Henry the Fifth, The Taming of the Shrew, Twelfth Night,
Richard III, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, As You Like
It, Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale, The Tempest, and Antony and Cleopatra.
The scenes are accompanied by summaries, selections, and captions. The 30
black and white illustrations can be colored or left as is.
This is an
inexpensive and useful way to introduce Shakespeare to any age (the artwork
is not "cutesy"), and the full-page scenes would lend themselves well to
dramatic interpretations in front of a group, informal acting among friends,
or for the acting/Shakespeare enthusiast to perform on their own.
King Lear (Folger Shakespeare Library) by William Shakespeare - This edition of
Shakespeare's great tragedy includes:
• Freshly edited text based on the best early printed
version of the play
• Full explanatory notes conveniently placed on pages
facing the text of the play
• Scene-by-scene plot summaries
• A key to famous lines and phrases
• An introduction to reading Shakespeare's language
• An essay by an outstanding scholar providing a modern
perspective on the play
• Illustrations from the Folger Shakespeare Library's
vast holdings of rare books
• Essay by Susan Snyder
Mass market paperback, 384 pages. 6.8"x4.2"x1".
Damaged copy of King Lear (spine is wrinkled):
The Renaissance Art Game by Wenda O'Reilly, PH.D. -
This beautiful card game and
book set presents Renaissance artists and their masterpieces, and the stories
that surround them. Play two classic games of strategy, memory and art
appreciation: "Go fish" and "Concentration". In The Renaissance Art Game's
version of "Go Fish," players fish for art by Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci,
Raphael, Botticelli and Fra Angelico. In "Concentration," players win by
matching different works of art by the same Renaissance painter.
the story behind each masterpiece and interesting facts about the artists. Why
did Leonardo write backwards? Who punched Michaelango in the nose? What color
paints were made from beetles, burnt bones and precious jewels?
a deck of 30 playing cards and a full-color 80-page art book, packaged in a
Renaissance treasure box.
Ages 7 and up.
#3029 $25.00 $11.99
Shakespeare Coloring Book (Bellerophon) contains reproductions of
historical drawings of scenes from Shakespeare's plays (the oldest was drawn in
1595). Also contains quotes from the plays.
for Children A Midsummer Night's Dream and The Taming of the Shrew
are told on a level children can grasp. As usual, Jim is able to take complex
stories and translate them into tales easily understood by children (not to
mention adults!) An excellent introduction to Shakespeare.
Probably most enjoyed
by ages 9+.
Kids: His Life and Times by Colleen Aagesen and Margie Blumberg is a
delightful introduction to the life and work of Shakespeare. The text is divided
into different "acts," covering the various stages of Shakespeare's life. Within
the text there are 21 different activities, including making a hornbook,
Elizabethan games, staging a sword fight, and much more.
notes define Shakespeare terminology and describe other interesting aspects of
the time period in which he lived, and there are lots of illustrations and
photos throughout. I was particularly interested in finding out the difference
between herbs and spices since we have an herb garden that we created several
years ago when studying the middle ages. (If you've never grown herbs, most are
very easy to grow. I've killed many a plant, but my perennial herbs are still
heartily growing. It's also fun to grow plants with names like wormwood and
Ages 9+, paper.
Tales from Shakespeare by Charles and Mary Lamb. First published in
1807, this classic introduces readers to Shakespeare through the retelling of 20
plays (his best known tragedies and comedies). Originally designed for children,
teens and adults will enjoy this book too (it certainly makes the plays more
Paper, 368 pages. Ages 9+.
Top Ten Shakespeare Stories by Terry Deary (of Horrible Histories
fame), illustrated by Michael Tickner -
Why is that Hamlet guy always talking
to himself? In language kids can understand, this book explores the Bard's ten
best-known plays. Included are a biography of Shakespeare and a discussion of
theater in his day. Does not include the actual plays.
Includes lively illustrations, quizzes, plot summaries, and lots of top ten
The Young Person's Guide to Shakespeare, with Performances on CD by the
Royal Shakespeare Company (Book and CD set) - Provides information about
William Shakespeare's family life and work as a playwright and actor, summaries
of his works, and details and challenges of staging Shakespearean productions.
Includes a CD with performances from selected Shakespearean plays and sonnets by
Britain's Royal Shakespeare Company.
Hardcover, 56 pages. Lots of photos and illustrations.
Out of print. One copy available. There is a small wrinkle on the cover.
the past 20 years, teacher Lois Burdett has brought the magic of Shakespeare
alive for her second-grade students. The following books are written in rhyming
couplets and are lavishly illustrated by the students themselves The first book
is their biography of Shakespeare; the rest are retellings of his plays. They
show how young children are able to grasp serious literature. Color
illustrations, paper, 64 pp. $8.95 each.
|#2616 A Child's Portrait of Shakespeare
|#5304 Hamlet for Kids
|#1244 A Midsummer Night's Dream
|#4138 Much Ado About Nothing
|#2291 Romeo & Juliet
|#3263 The Tempest
|#2230 Twelfth Night
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