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Macbeth For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!)

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"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.

Macbeth for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.
Paperback, 64 pages
Published September 1st 1996 by Firefly Books
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Jul 16, 2017 Dan rated it really liked it
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Lois Burdett has done a fine job of making Shakespeare accessible for elementary aged children, without dumbing down or abridging the story. Here is Macbeth in all its horror and gore, with pivotal dialogue left intact so as to become familiar to a young audience. The story is illustrated by children's drawings of the characters and action, which adds to the kid-friendliness of the story written in rhyme.

My only complaint - a number of the illustrations show children's written summaries of vari
Michele R
Oct 10, 2012 Michele R rated it really liked it
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
Sep 29, 2011 Sarah Milne rated it really liked it
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!
Jun 27, 2016 Brooke rated it it was amazing
Great intro to Macbeth. Loved that it was in rhyme. It kept the intensity of the real play and the kids didn't want me to stop reading.
Sara Abrams
Jun 18, 2013 Sara Abrams rated it it was amazing
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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.
Nov 21, 2015 Jennifer rated it liked it
This was fine; probably better for younger kids than mine though. Poems and pictures by elementary school kids accompany the abbreviated text.
Jul 23, 2011 Theresa rated it really liked it
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Macbeth For Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun series)
Burdett, Lois
children's drawings, reports, and letters explaining the plot retold by the author in a more modern langauge for the kids.
Kim Vasquez
Jul 14, 2014 Kim Vasquez rated it really liked it
My kids loved this!!!!
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.
May 09, 2013 Dana rated it really liked it
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My daughter and I loved these books by Lois Burdett when she was younger. What a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare!
Molly Zeigler
Jun 06, 2013 Molly Zeigler rated it it was amazing
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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
Aug 26, 2008 Nadine rated it it was amazing
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This woman is AMAZING! Shakespeare for kids is sensational!
Jun 22, 2009 Debbie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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This has been a fun and simplified way to take in some Shakespeare.
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