The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth
The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo... until the gates shut at night. That's when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare's greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they've got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.
Ian Lendler's hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.
Praise For The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth…
“. . . a wonderfully accessible, engaging, and kid-friendly adaptation of the Shakespeare classic.” —Booklist
“. . . a comic affair that will appeal to younger readers.” —School Library Journal
“*As the zookeeper locks the gates to the Stratford Zoo, the animals are just beginning to set up for their evening performance of Macbeth . . . Those too young to appreciate the original play will certainly grasp this cleverly anthropomorphized, lushly envisioned graphic romp.” —Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW
First Second, 9781596439153, 80pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 2014
About the Author
Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series and the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot. He is at one with the universe, but only when eating pizza. He lives near San Francisco, CA.