What was life like for William Shakespeare when he was a boy? "Young Shakespeare", just one title in this series that gives you the childhood years of some of our most accomplished writers, leaders and scientists, is a funny and entertaining look into the young life of William Shakespeare with jokes and fascinating facts to keep you enthralled. A selection of Shakespeare's sonnets and songs and short extracts from some of his plays are included as an introduction to the works of this great playwright. Where did he grow up? What sort of school did he go to? How did the son of a glovemaker become one of the greatest playwrights of all time? Answers to these questions and more besides in this title. This is the second in a series of books that explores the lives of famous people by examining their life when they were young.