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Romeo and Juliet for Kids (Shakespeare Can Be Fun!) Paperback – September 1, 1998

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Gr 1-4-Once again, Burdett has produced a jaunty version of a Shakespeare work that grew from an intensive project with her elementary school students. The central text, composed of labored, uneven couplets, is the least appealing part of the book. Naive drawings, done by the students, are colored with clear, bright markers. Lively written additions from the second and third graders, such as Juliet's diary entries or reports from Verona citizens in response to the feud, show how well immersion in the play can lead to a good understanding by younger children. While readers elsewhere might enjoy a look at their contemporaries' drawings, it seems unlikely that they would derive even a fraction of the understanding of the play and its importance that Burdett's students got from the project. It wouldn't hurt, though, for teachers seeking inspiration to take a look at what can be achieved with enthusiasm and a strong belief in your source.-Sally Margolis, Barton Public Library, VT

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Keep[s] intact the essence of Shakespeare while telling an exciting story that will keep kids' attention.... Highly recommended. (Carol Burbridge Library Talk 1999-05-01)

Gets inside the nature and motivations of these adult play characters some might think too remote from children's lives. (John Warren Stewig American Alliance for Theatre and Education 2000-01-01)

Highly recommended. Contains quotes as well as classroom activities. (Cathlyn Thomas Library Media Connection 2015-05-01)
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Product Details

  • Age Range: 7 - 10 years
  • Lexile Measure: 660L (What's this?)
  • Series: Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
  • Paperback: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Firefly Books (September 1, 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1552092291
  • ISBN-13: 978-1552092293
  • Product Dimensions: 0.2 x 8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #61,872 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a homeschooling parent I was looking for a way to introduce Shakespeare to my kids (9 and 10) -- they have loved these stories -- which we read aloud and then discussed (plot, characters, themes, conflicts, setting, motivations, etc.) -- the verse is enjoyable and effectively incorporates selected passages from the original in a seamless way. My kids have also enjoyed the illustrations and writing samples (all by 2nd-3rd graders) included in each book. After we read R&J, we watched the old Zefferelli film version and my kids got much more out of it. We've also read the Evelyn Nesbit prose versions but they didn't "feel" like Shakespeare the way these do...I have already purchased the exisitng Burdett versions and hope she has others in mind (PLEASE do Merchant of Venice!).
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As a homeschooling parent I was looking for a way to introduce Shakespeare to my kids (9 and 10) -- they have loved these stories -- which we read aloud and then discussed (plot, characters, themes, conflicts, setting, motivations, etc.) -- the verse is enjoyable and effectively incorporates selected passages from the original in a seamless way. My kids have also enjoyed the illustrations and writing samples (all by 2nd-3rd graders) included in each book. After we read R&J, we watched the old Zefferelli film version and my kids got much more out of it. We've also read the Evelyn Nesbit prose versions but they didn't "feel" like Shakespeare the way these do...I have already purchased the exisitng Burdett versions and hope she has others in mind (PLEASE do Merchant of Venice!).
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I used this as an experiment to see if my 10-year-old and her 9-year-old friend could read and understand the storyline of a Shakespearean play. The verdict?? THEY DID!! I asked them to summarize the plot and they did it with total accuracy. What a cool thing!!

I loved this and you will, too!
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My 5-year-old daughter loves this book. Although the book is intended for children slightly older than she is, she follows and is engaged with the story, and she enjoys practicing her reading with most of the easier words in the book. The rhyming and rhythm throughout the book is great (I don't think that it's iambic pentameter, though I haven't actually counted it out). My daughter also liked the pictures drawn by other children in the book. This is still Romeo and Juliet, though, so I had to explain to her what was happening in the book as character after character died, but I'm glad that this book still conveys that part of the story rather than glazing over/significantly altering this piece of literature. Overall, my daughter repeatedly requests to read this book, and that tells me that this book does what I want it to do...keep a young reader interested in reading.
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I bought Romeo & Juliet and Macbeth for my five year old and he really likes them. They are illustrated with drawings by children and include little interpretations by them on every page which really interests my son. He likes to know the names and ages of the kids who contributed and enjoys seeing their actual class photograph at the end of book. We read it together and the mix of Shakespearean writing with the kids writing is a good balance. I will be buying the rest of the series.
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The story is written in rhyme, so even the old english is easy on little ears. I still had to do a little interpretation (my listeners are 6 and 7 years old). The pictures and 'notes' that are drawn and written by kids their age were very engaging and helped them understand the story even without my explanations. I found them reading the book on their own many times and drawing their own versions of Juliet and the Nurse. I will definitely look into the other plays written in this format.
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By Paul S on September 22, 2011
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Book was as described. We traveled with our 8 year old grandson to Verona, Italy. He stood on Juliet's balcony and wanted more details of the "story" of Romeo and Juliet. The book was GREAT!
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By kh on December 9, 2010
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If you want to see students take on Shakespeare, then this is a great way for them to learn! We discussed the time period, language, traditions, government, etc. and then read, rehearsed, and presented the play. The students made it their own and loved the humor. They won't forget this great experience. Thanks for making it so user friendly!
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