Author: William Shakespeare, Macaw Books
Ages: 5 - 7 yrs
Othello is one of the most powerful tragedies of William Shakespeare. Othello is a Moorish general
who falls in love with Desdemona, the daughter of a powerful senator of Venice. The play is about
their love and Othello's mistrust and jealousy, which ultimately leads to a murder.
This short narrative version of the play has been suitably adapted to help introduce the play to
young readers. It can be read by children or read to them by parents who wish to introduce them
to the play. It can also be used by teachers as a classroom resource. The easy-to-read narration and
comic-style illustrations are sure to captivate children's interest and develop their reading skills.