I received Tales From Shakespeare Henry V in exchange for this post. All opinions are my own.
At some point we are going to encounter Shakespeare’s works. I can recall being in English Literature and having to memorize quotes; Reading play after play and trying to determine if I really did like his writing.
Shakespeare can be beautiful, but challenging to read.
We recently received Shakespeare’s history play, originally written in 1599, “Henry V” from the Tales by Shakespeare series. The play tells the story of King Henry V of England, immediately before and after the Battle of Agincourt (1415) during the Hundred Years’ War.
This book is a great way to introduce the play and encourage relunctant readers to step into the world of William Shakespeare. I love that it offers several quotations from the original play and illustrations that bring a greater understanding to the characters and the overall mood of the story.
Therefore take heed… How you awake our sleeping sword of war.
Tales of Shakespeare Henry V Synopsis:
Henry, newly crowned King of England, has decided he deserves to be king of France too… so war against France begins. What fate awaits Henry V and his people? Follow Henry’s difficult journey in this dramatic tale of battle, triumph and loss. Combining modern-day English with stunning illustrations, QEB’s Tales from Shakespeare bring the Bard’s popular plays to life. Lively and easy-to-read, they are sure to capture your imagination!
You can find Tales of Shakespeare Henry V on Amazon or in bookstores nationwide.