Publication Date: September 2005
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In this enchanting retelling, Shakespeare's magical tale is brought brilliantly to life for young readers. When the wizard Prospero seeks revenge on his enemies, his beautiful daughter, Miranda, combines forces with the playful sprite Ariel and the handsome Prince Ferdinand to teach him the power of love and forgiveness. Through exquisitely crafted prose and luminous paintings, adventure, romance, and reconciliation unfold amidst hilarious mix-ups and magic, reminding us why The Tempest, Shakespeare's last comedy, remains one of his most popular plays.
Marianna Mayer has written many distinguished books for children. She lives in Connecticut.
Lynn Bywaters is the illustrator of several popular books for children, including Sleeping Beauty retold by Samantha Easton and Goldilocks and the Three Bears retold by Lynn Ferris. She lives in Connecticut.
"Brilliant color in the gouache illustrations makes this picture-book retelling a visual treat." -School Library Journal
"Every flower, seashell, velvet fold, and piece of sky is shimmering with vivid life, and the charactersProspero, Miranda, Ferdinand, and the othershave the look of the Italian Renaissance..." -Booklist