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King Lear

King Lear

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

Foolish and bad-tempered, King Lear divides the kingdom between his two wicked daughters, disowns his honest youngest daughter and banishes his friends. As the kingdom falls apart and Lear's humiliation turns him mad, will he finally realise what he has done?

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

    Barcode Shelfmark Loan type Status
    03875881 Junior nonfiction Due back 20th May 2021


Statement of responsibility: retold by Andrew Matthews ; illustrated by Tony Ross
ISBN: 1408305038, 9781408305034
Intended audience: Key Stage 1. Key Stage 2. Juvenile.
Note: Originally published: 2009.
Physical Description: 63 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.
Series: Orchard classics; A Shakespeare story
Subject: Lear, King (Legendary character) Juvenile fiction.; Fathers and daughters 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.


One of a series of retellings for young children. Tony Ross's illustrations add greatly to children's appreciation and understanding.
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