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Look Hamlet
 

Look Hamlet (Hardback)

By Lindgren, Barbro
Illustrated by Hoglund, Anna
Translated by Willson-Broyles, Rachel
Translated by Stavans, Ilan

A hilarious, darkly comic graphic retelling of Shakespeare's Hamlet in radically condensed prose by legendary Swedish children's author Barbro Lindgren and illustrator Anna H glund. Look Hamlet. Hamlet not happy. Hamlet's mom mean. Hamlet's dad dead. So begins this wonderfully st...range, dark, and hilarious picture book version of Shakespeare's greatest tragedy boiled down to its smallest possible size: 100 words, give or take, and fifteen etchings that look like the lovechild of Beatrix Potter and Edward Gorey. In our despondent antihero, a lop-eared bunny Hamlet with handbag in tow, is somehow embodied all the tremendous pathos of Shakespeare's Danish Prince. And in legendary Swedish children's author Barbro Lindgren's pithy prose resides the poetry of the original, reworked for the era of memes and short attention spans. Bold and brilliant, irreverent and humane, Look Hamlet is the perfect irreverent gift for Shakespeare readers of all ages. As the Bard himself wrote: brevity is the soul of wit.
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ISBN 9781632062598
Released NZ 1 Dec 2019
Publisher Regan Arts
Format Hardback
Availability
Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks

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ISBN-13 9781632062598
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
Publisher Regan Arts
Imprint Restless Books
Released 1 Dec 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Lindgren, Barbro
Illustrated by Hoglund, Anna
Translated by Willson-Broyles, Rachel
Translated by Stavans, Ilan
Category Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions Width: 188mm
Height: 158mm
Dewey Code 839.7374
Weight Not specified - defaults to 1,000g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade

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