This most famous of love stories is uniquely presented in picture book form for children. The tale is told scene by scene in a simple lively style, with dialogue reproducing Shakespeare's own words so that the most celebrated passages of the play are retained in their original form.
This book contains the following story:
Romeo and Juliet
Two warring families in fair Verona - The Montagues and the Capulets - struggle to settle an age old feud. Meanwhile, Romeo, a Montague, meets the beautiful Juliet and they instantly fall deeply in love. All is not well, however, as she is a Capulet, and their families' rivalry threatens to tear their forbidden love apart.
Rosen's light touch weaves in clarity: and Ray's illustrations glint with the magic of fairy dust. A cluster of light, moon, hands, stars, Shakespeare and the tragic passion of young love make the book shimmer like an old painting. * The Independent Review *
If this doesn't whet a child's appetite for Shakespeare, I don't know what will. * Birmingham Post *