Romeo & Juliet

by Zwerger, Lisbeth,

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Non-Fiction j 822.33 Sha
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Non-Fiction
Call Number  j 822.33 Sha
The most beloved tale of young love in western literature is retold for young readers in this lushly illustrated edition, translated by Anthea Bell. Jewel tones, sweeping lines and Zwerger's subtle sense of humor add distinction to this retelling of the bard's timeless romance. And as a bonus, she invites the reader to imagine an alternate ending to Shakespeare's tragic tale.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 4-7. Delicate, romantic ink-and-watercolor illustrations in the style of some famous Renaissance artists accompany Kindermann's retelling of Shakespeare's eternally popular play about the passionate young lovers doomed by their families' feud. Close-ups of the main characters are set against sepia-tone crowd scenes showing the lovers meeting at the ball and the rivals fighting on the streets. The moonlit balcony scene is a cool gray blue, as is the illustration of Romeo finding Juliet's body. Although the book was translated twice, first from Elizabethan English into German, then into contemporary English, the simple prose is eloquent, and many of the play's famous lines are interwoven in the telling and printed in italics. True to the original drama, this version is a fine introduction for children. Older readers preparing for a theater visit might want it, too. --Hazel Rochman Copyright 2006 Booklist"
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Zwerger crafts a lovely and contemplative staging of Romeo and Juliet. Brief excerpts from the play introduce sections of original and readily accessible prose: "Friar Laurence was rather surprised to find that Romeo had changed his mind so soon, and was in love with someone else. Could this end well?" Zwerger's uncluttered illustrations, rendered in muted jewel tones and delineated with sharp edges, give the effect of peering into private moments not meant to be shared or seen. Spot illustrations of dying roses foreshadow the coming tragedy, yet Zwerger ponders a different ending in a closing note ("Might the story have taken a different turn?"), picturing Romeo and Juliet riding away together on horseback. Ages 5-7. (Oct.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Shakespeare, William, -- 1564-1616 -- Adaptations -- Juvenile fiction.
Publisher Hong Kong :Minedition,2016
Other Titles Romeo and Juliet
Contributors Bell, Anthea, translator.
Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616, author.
Language English
Description 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 30 cm
ISBN 9789888341283
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