In the kid-friendly, funny Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue series of graphic novels, the zoo animals escape their cages at night to stage the works of Shakespeare. Written and illustrated with kids aged 7 – 10 in mind.
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth (5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.22)
The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo… until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails, in The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth.
Ian Lendler’s hilarious tale of after-hours animal stagecraft is perfectly paired with the adorable, accessible artwork of Zack Giallongo (Broxo, Ewoks). And with Romeo and Juliet coming in book two, this is a promising new series of graphic novels for young readers.
The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and Juliet (4.5/5 stars, currently priced at $9.22)
One Amazon reviewer says:
“This is easily my favorite new graphic novel series out there! My kids absolutely devoured the first book, MACBETH, and they are on the bed right now, reading ROMEO AND JULIET together and cracking up. Ian Lender’s hilarious take on Shakespeare is brilliant, and Zack Giallongo’s bright and vibrant art makes everything happy, even the tragic parts. If you’re looking for a way to introduce kids to some true classics, this is the perfect series for you. I’m hoping to see many more Shakespearean plays interpreted by these two and their talented troupe of animal actors!”
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