Romeo and Juliet for Kids

Romeo and Juliet for Kids

Book - 1998
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Baker & Taylor
A retelling in rhymed couplets of Shakespeare's tragedy of ill-fated young lovers is accompanied by illustrations from the author's second-grade class

Firefly Books Ltd

"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.

Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.

Publisher: Willowdale, Ont. : Firefly Books, c1998
ISBN: 9781552092446
Branch Call Number: J 822.33 H-B
Characteristics: 64 p. : col. ill. ; 24 cm.


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Oct 30, 2009

I read this aloud to my little sister and she LOVED it. She asked me to put every one the library had on hold. It was better than I expected. While using simplified language it managed to capture all of the plot points and even to include actual lines from the play. The illustrations which involved monologues or letters written by children describing how they think the characters feel and what they want. This is a very good introduction that is helpful for children and adults to become less afraid of Shakespeare.

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Oct 30, 2009

musicdramachick thinks this title is suitable for All Ages


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