|"Antonio needs to borrow a huge sum of money to help out his friend Bassanio. Shylock, a rich banker, agrees to lend him the money--but if Antonio can''t pay it back on time, the consequences will be terrible. Meanwhile, Bassanio is in love with the beautiful Portia--and he''s not the only one..."--P.  of cover.|
From the Publisher:
Uses the graphic novel format to introduce children to many of the world's greatest literary works while also including a brief biography summarizing the author's life, a list of his or her important works, a time line of historic events that helped inspire the story, general notes and an index.