Much Ado About Shakespeare

Book Author & Illustrator Donovan Bixley
Rights Available World excluding simplified and complex Chinese
Awards Winner of New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults: Illustration (Russell Clark Award) 2016 and Tatoulu Children’s Choice Award 2018. Finalist in the Montana New Zealand Book Awards for Faithfully Mozart in 2006.

Take a peak behind the curtain to discover the boy, the youth, the man behind some of the greatest works of literature.

The life and times of William Shakespeare are richly imagined in this unique biography told using quotes from the Bard himself.

About the Author
Donovan Bixley
is an illustrator and writer based in Taupo. Donovan has numerous bestsellers to his name, including the recent Māui series. Donovan created Pussycat, Pussycat (2015), Little Bo Peep (2014), The Wheels on the Bus (2010) and Old Macdonald’s Farm (2011) and The Great Kiwi ABC (2016).


Autho Video

Upstart Press

260 x 210mm



Non Fiction

Age range
10+ years

Publication Date
March 2016

Rights Available:
World excluding simplified and complex Chinese

Rights Agents:


Kevin Chapman, Upstart Press

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