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Title: Stories from Shakespeare's Histories
Author: Retold by Katherine Mattock
ISBN: 978-0-195462-47-0
Genre: Adventure, Classics, Plays, Short stories
Level: 3

Cultures of the world
Teenage life
Social issues

Henry the Fourth, King of England, has a son called Harry, who prefers to drink than win honour on the battlefield. Can the king persuade Harry to help him defend the crown against a rebellion?

Sir John Falstaff, Harry's favourite drinking companion, is delighted when he hears that Henry the Fourth is dead and Harry is crowned Henry the Fifth. Meanwhile the new king challenges the French, claiming a right to their throne.

Does Henry the Fifth continue a life of playing and drinking, or does he become a king that England can be proud of?

William Shakespeare lived in England four hundred years ago. He is seen as one of the world's greatest writers, and his plays are still enjoyed by millions of people. This is partly because of the wonderful stories they tell.

Four other collections of stories from Shakespeare's plays are available as Oxford Progressive English Readers: A Midsummer Night's Dream and Other Stories and Stories from Shakespeare's Comedies in Grade 2, The Merchant of Venice and Other Stories in Grade 3, and Othello and Other Stories in Grade 4.

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