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The merchant of Venice

The merchant of Venice

Matthews, Andrew, 1948-; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616; Ross, Tony

In Venice, the merchant Antonio borrows money so his friend can woo a beautiful lady. He agrees that if he doesn't repay Shylock the moneylender, Shylock can take a pound of his flesh. When Antonio's ships sink and he loses his fortune, Shylock insists on the gruesome payment

Paperback, Book. English. General. Children's stories. Fiction 7+.
Published London: Orchard, 2010
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  • Merthyr Central Library – Earliest copy due back 20th May 2021

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    0387592X Junior nonfiction Due back 20th May 2021


Statement of responsibility: retold by Andrew Matthews ; illustrated by Tony Ross
ISBN: 1408305046, 9781408305041
Intended audience: Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2. Juvenile.
Note: Based on the play by William Shakespeare.
Note: Originally published: 2009.
Physical Description: 51 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: Orchard classics; A Shakespeare story
Subject: Shylock (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Moneylenders Juvenile fiction.; Jews Italy Venice Juvenile fiction.
Series Title: Shakespeare story.; Orchard classics.

Author note

Andrew Matthews has written numerous books for children and teenagers, and is an internationally renowned author. He wrote King Arthur and Wolf Summer for the Orchard list, as well as a series of retellings of Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tales. Andrew has been short-listed twice for the Smarties Award. He lives in Berkshire. Tony Ross is one of the most highly regarded children's book creators/illustrators in Britain. For Orchard he illustrated the Greek and Roman Myths books in the Orchard Myths range, and the hilarious One and Only series by Laurence Anholt, as well as the poetry collection Balloon Lagoon. Tony lives in Wales.