The merchant of Venice
Part of the Collins Big Cat series
Middle Years - Key Stage 2 Learn More
Build your child's reading confidence at home with books at the right level Get acquainted with Shakespeare's classic tale of greed and revenge, in this light-hearted and amusing retelling.
Bassanio is overjoyed when he finally gets to marry Portia.
But, his happiness is short-lived when he is forced to defend his dear friend Antonio, who's in trouble with an old merchant - intent on getting his pound of flesh. Sapphire/Band 16 books offer longer reads to develop children's sustained engagement with texts and are more complex syntactically. Text type: Fiction from our literary heritage Curriculum links: English: fiction from the English literary heritage This book has been quizzed for Accelerated Reader.