Author: William Shakespeare, Macaw Books
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
One of Shakespeare's most robust??comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, is about Katherine, the ill-tempered??
daughter of a wealthy merchant in Padua. Katherine is so petulant that her father always believed no man
would ever want her as his wife. However, Petruchio, a rich young man, comes into Katherine's life and??
brings about a great change in her behaviour.
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.