Macbeth United: A Football Tragedy


by Rosen, Michael, Ross, Tony | Reading age: from c 8 years
Published 03/09/2020 by Scholastic in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 288 pages

ISBN: 9781407188584 Category:



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.

Additional information

Weight 0.242 kg