The Merchant of Venice (Shakespeare 20 Books)
Author: William Shakespeare, Macaw Books
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
??The Merchant of Venice is one of the most outstanding romantic comedies of William Shakespeare.??
The play revolves around the legndary characters of Antonio, a rich Italian merchant, Shylock, a rich
jew, and Portia, a rich heiress. When Anotonio asks to borrow money from Shylock to help his friend
Bassanio, Shylock agrees on the condition that if he is unable to repay it by the date specified,??
he will have to repay it with a pound of his flesh. As the play unfolds, Anotonio is trapped by Shylock's
condition, but the beautiful and intelligent Portia comes to his rescue.??
This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to
young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them
to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and
comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children's interest and develop their reading skills.