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William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare Retellings Series Book #4 of 7 in publication order (switch to alphabetical order)
Author: Bruce Coville
Illustrator: Dennis Nolan

Book Info

Published on October 1, 1999
Age Group: 10 - 14 years
Reading Level: AR: 6.7 (1.0 Point, Quiz #32710)

Summary:
A simplified prose retelling of Shakespeare's play about two young people who defy their warring families' prejudices and dare to fall in love.

Excerpt/First Sentence(s):
Once in fair Verona there lived two families who had fought for so long that no one could remember why their quarrel first began. Now whenever the Montagues and the Capulets met in the streets, a battle was sure to follow. Thus it was one summer day when a sharp word and a rude gesture quickly led to drawn swords and a building brawl.

Publisher Description:
Joining Bruce Coville's earlier prose adaptations of Shakespeare's plays is this picture book treatment of the Bard's most popular work ever. The tender story of the young star-crossed lovers from warring families, Romeo and Juliet has moved audiences to tears for four hundred years. And Coville tells it in a way that will surely whet the appetite of young audiences, who will then find even greater enjoyment in the original. As with his earlier adaptations, Coville expertly combines his own dramatic language with key lines from the play. Dennis Nolan, who illustrated Coville's version of A Midsummer Night's Dream, contributes stunning paintings, including a gatefold of the famous balcony scene. In addition to A Midsummer Night's Dream, which Publishers Weekly called "A first rate entree to the Bard," Coville also retold The Tempest and Macbeth. Of the latter, School Library Journal said, "Coville's muscular sentences, full of dramatic word choices, make this a good read-aloud." Both Macbeth and A Midsummer Night's Dream were honored as ALA Quick Picks for Young Adults.


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ISBN-13: 9780803724624
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