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Macbeth For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!)

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For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has been introducing Shakespeare to primary school pupils. Working with her students, she makes Shakespeare's plays come wonderfully alive for young eyes and ears. The texts are rewritten as simple rhyming verse and illustrated by her pupils' own drawings.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Firefly Books
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Suburban Homeschooler
Enjoying this series. We will read several of these. All illustrations done by 6-11 yr olds, including writing samples. Gave me lots of fun hands-on ideas.
Kim Vasquez
My kids loved this!!!!
Michele R
Great introduction to the Bard's plays by a very poetic elementary teacher. My kids are highly entertained, and they are great previews before seeing the plays. She has books about several other plays, as well, including Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer's Nights Dreams. They all include drawings, letters, and other musings that her elementary students have composed.
Sarah Milne
I'm using these to teach my nine-year old student Shakespeare. She loves the story (the dark, twisty stuff appeals to her), her mom loves the vocabulary, and I love that she's learning Shakespeare. Win!
Theresa
Macbeth For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun series)
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children's drawings, reports, and letters explaining the plot retold by the author in a more modern langauge for the kids.
Sara Abrams
This is a great way to introduce Shakespeare to a younger generation! My students were on the edge of their seats as I read about the downward spiral of Macbeth.
Molly Zeigler
the effort Burdett has put into these books is wonderful and the use of the children's illustrations is sublime - great fun for all ages
Dana
My daughter and I loved these books by Lois Burdett when she was younger. What a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare!
Debbie
This has been a fun and simplified way to take in some Shakespeare.
Nadine
This woman is AMAZING! Shakespeare for kids is sensational!
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