Ira's Shakespeare Dream

By Joanna Marple

This is a picture book heavy on text an aimed at older elementary children. Armand’s text evokes period and passion equally. I was enthralled by Ira’s acting through many European countries and how well received he was. This is a valuable addition to any biography or Shakespeare shelves. The evocative text is Illustrated by award-winning artist Floyd Cooper, whose unusual style of erasing oil washes from boards to create his images, masterfully captures the weight and authority of this man and his story.