“Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk”. 40-page picture book.
Written by Jane Sutcliffe, illustrated by John Shelley. Released 22nd March 2016 by Charlesbridge (Penguin/Random House).
Available through all major booksellers in the US, UK and internationally.
When Jane Sutcliffe sets out to write a book about William Shakespeare and the Globe Theatre, in her own words, she runs into a problem: Will’s words keep popping up all over the place! What’s an author to do? After all, Will is responsible for such familiar phrases as “what’s done is done” and “too much of a good thing.” He even turned “household words” into household words.
Jane, however, embraces her dilemma, writing about Shakespeare, his plays, and his famous phrases with glee. What better words are there to use to write about he greatest writer in the English language than his very own? As readers will discover, “the long and the short of it” is this: Will changed the English language forever.