Romeo and Juliet As Retold by Andrea Hopkins (HC/DJ)
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A picture book of Shakespeare for children! Andrea Hopkins has created a simple, elegant prose rendering of the fateful drama of Romeo and Juliet. Within it, she has skillfully placed some of the most beautiful and famous passages from the play in their original verse form. These passages are easily understood in context. Hopkins's retelling allows young readers to quickly grasp the plot and become engrossed in the story. The striking passages of the original verse make Shakespeare's poetry remarkably accessible and pleasurable. And the richly atmospheric illustrations by award-winning illustrator Marine D'Antibes beautifully evoke all the timeless romance and tragedy of starpcrossed lovers.