To Wee or Not to Wee
Hamlet could NEVER make his mind up about ANYTHING. And one time he actually went to school in just his pants and got sent home because he couldn’t decide what to wear.
When Izzy (star of The Spy Who Loved School Dinners) is asked to tell her friends some HILARIOUS and SCARY stories she knows exactly where to look: Shakespeare, the king of SUPER dramatic stuff.
After learning about Macbeth (a STRONG solider who ate four bowls of porridge and twenty pieces of toast every morning) her friends want more. So Hamlet, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, and Romeo and Juliet all get the Izzy treatment. There’s blood and guts, ghosty stuff, and plenty of people wandering around in their nighties. The perfect introduction to the Bard!
Izzy’s version of Macbeth originally appeared on the BBC Radio series ‘Shakespeare Retold’, read by actress Shirley Henderson (who played Moaning Myrtle in the Harry Potter films!).
Read more of Izzy’s adventures in these other books written by Pamela Butchart:
Baby Aliens Got My Teacher
The Spy Who Loved School Dinners
My Headteacher Is a Vampire Rat
Attack of the Demon Dinner Ladies
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What the Critics Said
“The most imaginative and engaging retellings of Shakespeare’s plays for young children out there. Thoroughly enjoyed each of the four stories, all of which are brought to life boldly and brilliantly with clever humour. The perfect introduction to Shakespeare.”
– The HP Saucerer (blog)