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.
Tony Bradman is a well-known and highly respected children's writer. His Dilly the Dinosaur titles help make him one of the top ten most-borrowed authors from libraries, Magnificent Mummies was a WBD recommended read in 2004 and sold 250,000 copies. Tony's already had a few successes this year - his Orchard Book of Swords, Sorcerers and Superheroes is selling well and Final Cut (a Tale of Terror) won the Nottingham Children's Book Award.
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