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A delightful version of Shakespeare's play specially adapted for children. The enchanting story of magic and mix-ups, fairies and fools is retold in a captivating style, with beautiful illustrations that bring the characters to life. Internet links on the Usborne Quicklinks Website allow readers to discover more about Shakespeare and his plays. Part of Young Reading Series 2 for readers growing in confidence.

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Hardback with ribbon marker
ISBN: 9780746063330
Extent: 64 pages
Dimensions: 196 x 130mm
Lesley Sims
Serena Riglietti

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“a most excellent introduction”
In preparation for taking my (then) 3 year-old daughter to see her first live MIDSUMMER, I read her this version first. It spells out what can be a confusing tale to a small child very simply and enjoyably - and she was able to enjoy and understand the performance as a result! This book is still a perennial favourite - and I wish Usborne would adapt even more of the Bard's works in this style!


For links to specially selected websites with video clips and activities or a pronunciation guide for this book, visit the Usborne Quicklinks website.

Resources for this book

  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.