Kw-logo-smaller

Enter Three Witches Book Review

Enter Three Witches author Caroline B. Cooney has written more than 75 books.
Courtesy of Scholastic
Enter Three Witches Book Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on May 04, 2007
( Rating: 3 Star Rating)

Enter Three Witches puts a whole new spin on Shakespeare's MacBeth. We take a look and this new adaptation!

Author: Caroline B. Cooney

In a reworking of Shakespeare's classic play MacBeth, Caroline B. Cooney creates a world of mystery, terror and blind ambition - that's only real hope lies in the hands of a 14 year-old girl. We've got the 411 on Enter Three Witches!

Fair is Foul, and Foul is Fair

Lady Mary is a ward of Lord and Lady MacBeth, but her title and privilege don't exactly make for a happy life. With no one to spend time with, Mary only keeps her sanity by daydreaming of her future husband and thinking of her real father, whom she hasn't seen for far too long. But just when Mary thinks that things can't get worse, they do.

There are Daggers in Men's Smiles

Mary's life is changed forever when she learns that her father has been hanged as a traitor to the king. Mary can no longer picture a future for herself and is consumed with fear that she'll be hanged too. But events take an even more dramatic turn when the king is murdered in the MacBeth castle and Lord and Lady MacBeth become king and queen. Who killed the king? Perhaps it was his own sons, or maybe it was the MacBeth servants - Mary can't figure it out.


Double, Double Toil and Trouble

The body count really begins to add up and Mary starts to become suspicious of her own guardians. Mary doesn't know who to trust, but she does know that her life - and the future of Scotland - is at stake. Will a teenage girl be able to succeed where a legion of Scottish lords have failed? You'll have to read on to find out!


The Bottom Line

Enter Three Witches is an interesting adaptation of a Shakespearean classic, that you'll probably find a lot easier to understand than the original. That said, Caroline B. Cooney misses out on a lot of the suspense and poetry of the original. Still, this book gets serious points for making Shakespeare more accessible - just make sure you don't base your MacBeth book report on it!


Enter Three Witches Rating:3


Related Stories:

  • William Shakespeare Biography
  • Shakespearean Glossary
  • Kidz Notes - Romeo and Juliet
  • Evernight Book Review
  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    get more just like it in your email

    Shakespeare-poll

    Fave Shakespeare Play?

    • Romeo and Juliet.
    • Macbeth.
    • Othello.
    • The Taming of the Shrew.

    related stories

    latest videos

    Random in the forums

    Jelly3
    Jelly3 posted in General:
    Technically, I'm the last one to post now.  I win, hahaha! >:)
    reply 18 minutes
    LollipopR
    LollipopR posted in Debating:
    Second best
    reply about 1 hour
    sonurules
    sonurules posted in General:
    i m gonna post a raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttttt
    reply about 2 hours
    Ghostling
    Ghostling posted in General:
    reply about 4 hours
    untilyoubitethierheadsoff
    "Keekeow" wrote: "untilyoubitethierheadsoff" wrote: "Keekeow" wrote: I just had a heart attack. Just : I fangirled. SO HARD. ... My feels are coming out like a waterfall.......   :3 I swear I just watched this video and 1pcanada died and and and and 2p Matt had to kill his 1p!self lover cause cause cause he had had to save 2p America and my tears are like the pacific ocean.... no no no no but I think his 1p self was revived but still!!
    reply about 6 hours

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...

    _thumb_100x100

    We have all played the famous game Sudoku, now play it online with this Classic ...