for William Shakespeare's the Winter's Tale by Bruce Coville and LeUyen Pham
¬"There is a disease that can twist men¬'s hearts and make them mad, and the name of that disease is jealousy.¬" So begins this engaging retelling of one of William Shakespeare¬'s last plays¬-a fascinating and unique combination of intensity and whimsy. When King Leontes unfairly accuses his wife of infidelity, he sets off a terrible chain of events. But this is not one of Shakespeare¬'s tragedies. It¬'s a romance, and one with a healthy dose of fancy and surprise. A story of redemption and the strength of friendship and true love, The Winter¬'s Tale is perhaps also Bruce Coville¬'s most eloquent retelling yet, complemented masterfully by illustrator LeUyen Pham, whose rich and dramatic paintings are a revelation.
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