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MARIA SCRIVENS, Independent Usborne Organiser


Young Reading Series 2

  • Shakespeare’s classic story retold for children growing in reading confidence and ability.
  • When a ghostly figure appears to Prince Hamlet, he discovers the dreadful truth about his father’s death. His quest for revenge leads him into a world of mayhem, madness and murder.
  • Part of the Usborne Reading Programme developed with reading experts at the University of Roehampton.
  • With links to recommended websites for children to find out more about Shakespeare and the play.

Hardback with ribbon marker:

£5.99 Add to basket

Extra information

Key Stage: KS1/2 E; Age 6+

Lexile Measure: 480L

Book Band: 10 - White

CEFR Level: B2

Hardback with ribbon marker:
ISBN: 9780746096116
64 pages
196 x 130mm

Author/Editor: Retold by Louie Stowell

Illustrator: Christa Unzner

Press reviews

Reading this story may well begin an interest in Shakespeare’s work that can be nurtured and developed as they progress through the school years.
Books for Keeps
"wonderful retellings of famous stories for young children and first readers"

Reader reviews

Awesome!! I love it so much ❤️
I just fell in love with this book and I read it more than once

Sara, 24th February 2017


  • Usborne Quicklinks
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  • Usborne Reading Programme
    Find out more about the Usborne Reading Programme, download a chart of the seven levels and watch an interview with reading consultant Alison Kelly.