|William Shakespeare's The tempest|
Author: Ellinas, Georghia
Ariel is a spirit of the air who can fly, ride on clouds, and glow bright as fire. When his master, the magician Prospero, is overthrown by his brother as the Duke of Milan, Ariel joins Prospero and his baby daughter on a journey that will bring them to a beautiful island ruled by the monstrous Caliban--and to a series of events that lead to a vengeful storm, confounding spells, true romance, and a master who is persuaded to give his transgressors a second chance.
|Added Entry - Personal Name:||Shakespeare, William|
|Accelerated Reader Information:|
Interest Level: LG
Reading Level: 4.30
Points: .5 Quiz: 508688
Kirkus Reviews (+) (12/15/19)
School Library Journal (+) (03/01/20)
Full Text Reviews:
School Library Journal - 03/01/2020 PreS-Gr 4—Lovely and engaging, this accessible retelling of a theatrical staple will usher in a new generation of Shakespearean devotees. Ariel, a spirit of the air, takes center stage, instantly drawing in young readers with his magical abilities. In lyrical first-person narrative, Ariel recounts the story of Prospero. Ray's vibrantly hued paintings balance lush botanical details with airy motion and a mood of mysterious enchantment. The visuals add greatly to the plot and characterizations; the graceful Miranda looks equally at home swinging from a tree branch or reading a book, and Caliban, punished here by Prospero for making them feel unwelcome, skulks moodily inside a cave. Italicized quotes from the play are sprinkled throughout, providing a taste of the original language. The story is framed at beginning and end with proscenium-style images, but the rest of the pages are adorned with Ray's stunning full-bleed artwork, fully immersing readers in this timeless tale. VERDICT An engaging work with beautiful illustrations.—Joy Fleishhacker, Pikes Peak Library District, Colorado Springs - Copyright 2020 Publishers Weekly, Library Journal and/or School Library Journal used with permission.