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Tales From Shakespeare

Michael Morpurgo

Ten stunning Shakespeare retellings from the master storyteller, with an introduction by Benedict Cumberbatch

Featuring re-tellings of ten of Shakespeare’s plays, and beautifully written with Michael Morpurgo’s warm, accessible and inimitable style, this wonderful collection offers a new generation of readers the chance to discover the magic of Shakespeare – the perfect introduction to the Bard and an unmissable book for children.

Stunningly illustrated throughout with contributions from ten different artists, each with a special connection to the author, and published in a beautiful hardback edition, Tales from Shakespeare is a glorious tribute to both Shakespeare and Michael Morpurgo, making this the perfect gift.

A contemporary Lamb’s Tales for a new generation.


  • Macbeth, illustrated by Dapo Adeola
  • The Taming of the Shrew, illustrated by Joelle Avelino
  • Romeo and Juliet, illustrated by Peter Bailey
  • The Tempest, illustrated by Barroux
  • Twelfth Night, illustrated by Ian Beck
  • Henry V, illustrated by Christian Birmingham
  • A Midsummer Night's Dream, illustrated by Alona Millgram
  • Hamlet, illustrated by Tom Clohosy Cole
  • King Lear, illustrated by Michael Foreman
  • The Winter's Tale, illustrated by Sam Usher


Michael Morpurgo OBE is one of Britain's best loved writers for children, with sales of over 35 million copies. He has written over 150 books, has served as Children’s Laureate, and has won many prizes, including the Smarties Prize, the Writers Guild Award, the Whitbread Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Eleanor Farjeon Lifetime Achievement Award. With his wife, Clare, he is the co-founder of Farms for City Children.


Category:  Children's Fiction
ISBN:  9780008352226
Publisher:  HarperCollins Childrens
On sale:  October 2023
Format:  Hardback
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