cover image Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet

. Candlewick Press (MA), $17.99 (80pp) ISBN 978-0-7636-2258-9

The famed star-crossed lovers receive theatrical attention in Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by Michael Rosen, illus. by Jane Ray. Beginning with a cast of players on the first spread, this presentation incorporates informal passages and descriptions with portions of Shakespeare's original text to help elucidate the plot. Ray creates a magical world; borders around each spread emulate a stage, and scenes of Italianate landscapes alternate with dramatic moments such as a scene of the lovers at their most joyous.