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White Wolves

No. of pages 96

Great for age 6-11 years
Tony Bradman's retelling of Shakespeare's Macbeth is a historical narrative with plenty of pace and drama. It's a very dark story, with almost a horror movie feel, as Macbeth is corrupted by ambition and power. Boy readers in particular will be drawn to the darkness and violence of the world of Macbeth, with its swords and warriors, witches and ghosts.


This book features in the following series: Bloomsbury Readers, White Wolves .

This book is aimed at children in primary school. This book is part of a reading scheme, meaning that it is a book aimed at children who are learning to read. This reading scheme is not levelled. This reading book uses the phonics method. This approach concentrates on teaching children how to map between sounds and spellings, allowing them to decode written words into their constituent sounds. Phonics skill thus involves being able to split the written word 'cat' into the phonemes /k/, /a/, /t/, and to map from letter 'c' to phoneme /k/, from letter 'a' to phoneme /ae/ and from letter 't' to phoneme /t/. Decoding skill is useful when reading unfamiliar words which use regular spelling sequences.

There are 96 pages in this book. This is a chapter book. Publishers market early chapter books at readers aged 6-10 years. This book was published 2007 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC .

Tony Bradman was born in London in 1954. He has written poetry, picture

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.

This book is in the following series:

White Wolves

Shakespeare Today

Bloomsbury Readers

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