Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories (New York Review Books Children’s Collection)
This one is delightful and retains a lot of Shakespeare's original language. It's perfect for reading aloud, especially because you'll probably need to edit some passages. Ahem. ;)
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Here twenty-one of the Bard’s plays are refashioned into stories that are true to the wit, the humor, the wisdom, the sublime heights, the terrifying depths, and above all the poetry of their great originals. Throughout, Garfield skillfully weaves in Shakespeare’s own words, accustoming young readers to language and lines that might at first seem forbiddingly unfamiliar. Leon Garfield’s Shakespeare Stories is an essential distillation—a truly Shakespearean tribute to Shakespeare’s genius and a delight for children and parents alike.