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Young Reading Series 2

  • One of Shakespeare’s greatest plays retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability.
  • Macbeth is the bravest general in Scotland, and a loyal servant to King Duncan. But then he hears that one day, he could be king himself. Mad with ambition, Macbeth sets out on a bloody path to power.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • With internet links to find out more about Shakespeare and the play.

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Age: 6+

Key Stage: KS1 E (info)

Lexile Measure: 480L (info)

Book Band: 11 - Lime

BIC: C3N79 (info)

CEFR Level: B2 (info)

Hardback with CD - English Learners' Edition:
ISBN: 9781409545620
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746096123
64 pages
198 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Conrad Mason

Illustrator: Christa Unzner

English Learner's Editions

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Macbeth is just one of an outstanding series of condensed versions of Shakespeare’s plays from Usborne. With their exciting and atmospheric illustrations, accessible and thought-provoking storytelling and internet links to associated websites, there could be no better way to awaken an early and hopefully lifelong enthusiasm for the bard.
Lancashire Evening Post


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