A Midsummer Night's Dream

By Kate Brown (Illustrator); Richard Appignanesi (Adapted by); Andy Huckle (Designed by)
(Amulet Books, Paperback, 9780810994751, 207pp.)

Publication Date: June 2008

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The latest in the breakout series "Manga Shakespeare," introducing teens to a new kind of Bard.
In one of Shakespeare's funniest, most enduring stories, meddling fairies create unexpected love triangles among a group of teenagers. Hermia is in love with Lysander. Demetrius is in love with Hermia. Helena is in love with Demetrius. Add to the mix Puck, a fairy with a powerful love potion, and chaos is sure to follow. Now everyone's in love with Helena, Hermia is hopping mad, and the fairy queen Titania is in love with a man with a donkey's head Using the style and visual language of manga, Kate Brown transforms Shakespeare's world into something new and vibrant. It's the perfect introduction to Shakespeare's work for reluctant readers and manga fans alike.
F&P level: Z.

About the Author
Marlet Ashley, the author, is a long-time educator with an M.A. in English Literature and Creative Writing. She taught creative writing at the University of Windsor and was an instructor of literature and composition at Kwantlen Polytechnic University. Her publications include a number of short stories and poetry in a variety of literary publications, and she has authored the Canadian edition of the textbook Literature and the Writing Process published by Pearson Prentice Hall, Toronto. She is a semi-finalist for the John Kenneth Galbraith Literary Award, 2012. Marlet lives in Comox, BC. Kate Brown, the illustrator, studied Art and Design in London, UK, and developed a career as an interior designer, product designer, and clothing designer. Kate has been involved in designing museums in which exhibited artefacts are brought to life and tell stories to enthral and capture the interest of visitors. Kate is president and founding member of the Comox Valley Art Group, an organization that encourages both artists and the support of local charities through art. Kate lives in Courtenay, BC on the Comox Estuary.

Appignanesi is editorial director of Icon Books.

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