A Midsummer Night's Dream
Pre-Order Ships Dec 15, 2020
DescriptionWhen Hermia's father promises her hand in marriage to a man she doesn't want, she runs away to the forest with her true love, Lysander. But their escape gets turned upside down by the fairy king Oberon and the mischievous Puck, whose magic turns love into hate and men into beasts!
Starry Forest Books
December 15, 2020
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About the Author
William Shakespeare (bapt. 26 April 1564 - 23 April 1616)[a] was an English poet, playwright, and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's greatest dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the Bard of Avon (or simply the Bard). His extant works, including collaborations, consist of some 39 plays, [c] 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, some of uncertain authorship. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna and twins Hamnet and Judith. Sometime between 1585 and 1592, he began a successful career in London as an actor, writer, and part-owner of a playing company called the Lord Chamberlain's Men, later known as the King's Men. At age 49 (around 1613), he appears to have retired to Stratford, where he died three years later. Few records of Shakespeare's private life survive; this has stimulated considerable speculation about such matters as his physical appearance, his sexuality, his religious beliefs, and whether the works attributed to him were written by others. Shakespeare produced most of his known works between 1589 and 1613.[d] His early plays were primarily comedies and histories and are regarded as some of the best work produced in these genres. Until about 1608, he wrote mainly tragedies, among them Hamlet, Othello, King Lear, and Macbeth, all considered to be among the finest works in the English language. In the last phase of his life, he wrote tragicomedies (also known as romances) and collaborated with other playwrights. Many of Shakespeare's plays were published in editions of varying quality and accuracy in his lifetime. However, in 1623, two fellow actors and friends of Shakespeare's, John Heminges and Henry Condell, published a more definitive text known as the First Folio, a posthumous collected edition of Shakespeare's dramatic works that included all but two of his plays. The volume was prefaced with a poem by Ben Jonson, in which Jonson presciently hails Shakespeare in a now-famous quote as not of an age, but for all time. Throughout the 20th and 21st centuries, Shakespeare's works have been continually adapted and rediscovered by new movements in scholarship and performance. His plays remain popular and are studied, performed, and reinterpreted through various cultural and political contexts around the world.
Saviour Pirotta was born on the island of Malta and emigrated to the UK. Before taking up writing full time, he was a postman, a chef, and a storyteller. His retellings of myths, legends, and folk tales have been published around the world. He lives in Saltaire, West Yorkshire.
Marcin Piwowarski was born in 1972 and pursued both international and domestic career in painting and children illustration. He is self-taught in traditional as well as digital illustration and managed to make over one thousand books during his twenty-year artistic journey, including You Belong, Give Us a Smile, Cinderella, and The Spooky Express. His artwork is mostly inspired by nature, daily life and music. He likes to mix magical and mysterious ambiance with down to earth elements of every-day reality, which results in thrilling, but comprehensible pieces which are loved by children and adults equally. As a single father of three kids, he understands what to include in his art for it to be adored and eye-catching. Despite all of that, the most important about his persona is, as he says, that he prefers tea over coffee.