Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare for Children [SCM]

by Evelyn Nesbit Editor

Shakespeare's plays reproduced in story form with all their might and majesty so children can understand and enjoy them. Also includes a brief life of Shakespeare, a pronunciation guide, and a collection of quotations.


Additional Details

Resource Type
Print Status
In Print
Suggested Grades
1st - 12th
Smithmark Publishers


  • 1 A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • 2 The Tempest
  • 3 As You Like It
  • 4 The Winter's Tale
  • 5 King Lear
  • 6 Twelfth Night
  • 7 Much Ado About Nothing
  • 8 Romeo and Juliet
  • 9 Pericles
  • 10 Hamlet
  • 11 Cymbeline
  • 12 Macbeth
  • 13 The Comedy of Errors
  • 14 The Merchant of Venice
  • 15 Timon of Athens
  • 16 Othello
  • 17 The Taming of the Shrew
  • 18 Measure for Measure
  • 19 Two Gentlemen of Verona
  • 20 All's Well That Ends Well

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Easier Read than Lamb

Reviewed by Parent/Teacher

People often ask me what the difference is between this book by Nesbit and the similar one by Lamb. Here's my opinion: Both are great; but Nesbit is a bit easier read for younger children. For example, here is the opening from A Midsummer Night's Dream in each:

Nesbit -- "Hermia and Lysander were lovers; but Hermia's father wished her to marry another man, named Demetrius. Now, in Athens, where they lived, there was a wicked law, by which any girl who refused to marry according to her father's wishes, might be put to death."

Lamb -- "There was a law in the city of Athens, which gave to its citizens the power of compelling their daughters to marry whomsoever they pleased: for upon a daughter's refusing to marry the man her father had chosen to be her husband, the father was empowered by this law to cause her to be put to death."

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