Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Enter Three Witches


Jacy recommended Enter Three Witches by Caroline B. Cooney for Sarah, Joan, and me. Ms. Cooney obviously had a good time with this book. It's a clever retelling of the story of Macbeth. The main character is one Ms. Cooney added to the story: a 14-year-old girl named Mary, the daughter of the original Thane of Cawdor whom Macbeth replaces.

As the story begins, a kitchen maid in Macbeth's castle, Inverness, is telling the other servants about the three witches. Mary, a ward of Lord and Lady Macbeth, is eavesdropping, and as she listens her thumbs begin pricking and causing her pain. The entire story is told from Mary's point of view, and she meets the witches, overhears their prophecy for Macbeth, and lives out the rest of the story very close to all the action.

It's a lively and entertaining tale.

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Blogger Dana said...

Oh, neat!~ My local library actually has this, so I may very well check it out.

Your suggestions are always spot-on.

7:37 AM  
Blogger Framed said...

Thanks for your review. This sounds like one I would enjoy.

11:53 AM  

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