Fiction Alex Woolf Collection
The Shakespeare Plot: The Dark Forest
This engrossing new fiction series follows the fortunes and crises of a group of students at an inner-city, multicultural ballet school as they contend with the pressures of dancing, form friendships, and try to discover their place in the world. The first book follows the journey of a boy dancer, Peter, as he struggles with being bullied by his peers over his passion and considers giving up ballet, until a chance encounter with a dog and a famous footballer works to change his perspective. Touching on many of the concerns and interests that occupy children in contemporary Britain, these stories will thrill, move and fascinate young readers.
Class is about to begin at Rosewood Ballet School! Join Peter and the other students as they overcome bullying, self-doubt, and last-minute nerves to put on a special production of the Peter and the Wolf ballet. Contains illustrations of dance poses, a glossary of ballet steps and a comic strip version of the Peter and the Wolf ballet.
Fiona Macdonald studied history at Cambridge University and at the University of East Anglia. She has taught in adult education and in schools and universities, and is the author of numerous books for children on historical topics.