SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 CHILDREN’S TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK AWARD!
This season, get ready for a striking reimagining of William Shakespeare’s
classic tale, Macbeth.
12-year-old striker Macbeth has a promising talent on the field.
He also has a burning desire to become captain of Shotfield football
team, and he is prepared to do whatever it takes.
Macbeth’s hard-hearted mother also pushes him to succeed – getting
ahead to get spotted by academy scouts, even if it means dirty
So when the whistle blows for the big game, fair is foul and fouls
are definitely fair!
A back-of-the-net retelling of Shakespeare’s classic play from
bestselling author Michael Rosen and beloved illustrator Tony
For young football fans everywhere, this book reveals the
drama to be found in any football league. And it’s a great introduction
to Shakespeare’s famous play!Michael Rosen is best known
by kids for We’re Going On a Bear Hunt, his poem ‘Chocolate
Cake’, and his popular YouTube channel. Grown-ups know him
for his education advocacy and BBC radio programmes. His recent
book, Many Different Kinds of Love, chronicles his experiences
surviving the coronavirus. Michael is an ardent Arsenal fan.
The book is illustrated throughout by Toni Ross, an artist familiar
to all children for his work on the Horrid Henry series and
David Walliams’s books.