"If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales." Albert Einstein

29 April 2014

William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, A New Hope

Doescher, Ian. William Shakespeare's Star Wars: Verily, a New Hope. Quirk Books, 2013.

Imagine that William Shakespeare wrote the Star Wars epic in his classic poetic style. Now, insert some nods to other Shakespeare plays combined with puns related to the Star Wars universe. What you get is this book - a combination of a well-known story and a writing style that can't be matched. There isn't anything else quite like this. If I were still teaching high school English, I would definitely use this book as a tie-in during a Shakespeare unit. The familiar story makes Shakespeare's beautiful language all that more accessible for teens.

Recommended for: teens, adults, Star Wars fans
Red Flags: none
Overall Rating: 5/5 stars

No comments: