Macbeth | TheBookSeekers


No. of pages 48

Great for age 3-6 years
An accessible, illustrated retelling of Shakespeare's epic tragedy by master storyteller Marcia Williams. The perfect introduction to Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth for children, written and illustrated by master storyteller Marcia Williams. Macbeth seems to have everything - success on the battlefield, a happy marriage, and the respect of the King. But soon he wants even more. When three witches predict that he'll be King one day, he'll go to any lengths to get it ... even murder. This accessible retelling is faithful to the play and features Shakespeare's own dialogue.


There are 48 pages in this book. This is a picture book. A picture book uses pictures and text to tell the story. The number of words varies from zero ('wordless') to around 1k over 32 pages. Picture books are typically aimed at young readers (age 3-6) but can also be aimed at older children (7+). This book was published 2015 by Walker Books Ltd .

Marcia Williams is famous for her retellings of classic stories. From Shakespeare and Dickens to the Canterbury Tales and Greek Myths, her humorous comic-strip illustration is hugely popular all over the globe. She lives in London.

This book contains the following story:

Macbeth is the bravest general in Scotland, and a loyal servant to King Duncan. But then three witches plant the seed of criminal ambition by suggesting that one day he could be king himself. Mad with ambition, and spurred on by Lady Macbeth, Macbeth sets out on a killing spree of former friends and rivals as part of a bloody path to power, until a final confrontation when he realizes too late that the witches have deceived him.

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