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Shakespeare Stories: Romeo And Juliet [Kindle Edition]

Andrew Matthews , Tony Ross
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Over two million Shakespeare Shorts sold! Discover the world of Shakespeare with this collection of brilliant stories - perfect for readers of all ages.



When Romeo and Juliet meet at a masked ball it's love at first sight. But their families are sworn enemies, and the very next day a deadly brawl breaks out between the Montagues and Capulets. Young Romeo is caught up in the fighting and as punishment is banished from the city - and sent away from Juliet for ever...



A beautiful retelling of Shakespeare's most famous love story.




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Review

"An excellent introduction to Shakespeare for the junior reader." The School Librarian "Andrew Matthews admirably conveys the beauty and power of the original plays. The text is full of the rhythms of spoken language and begs to be read aloud." Junior Education "The retelling of the plays is done with great individual style." The Bookseller

Book Description

This charming series gives young readers the chance to discover the magic of Shakespeare for themselves.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2075 KB
  • Print Length: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Orchard Books (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006L9KSTM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #23,899 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great! 29 Sept. 2009
Format:Paperback
My 7 year old daughter has started to read this set and loves them. The first one, Romeo and Juliet, she re-read 6 times. A great introduction to Shakespeare as it's written in a language that children can relate to. She also loves the illustrations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Romeo & Juliet for Children 16 Jan. 2011
By Jools
Format:Paperback
What a great buy this book was! I had planned a special birthday treat for myself and friends to see an outdoor production of Romeo & Juliet and my daughter begged and pleaded to be allowed to go too. Reluctantly, after all, seven is a little young for Shakespeare, I agreed. Looking on Amazon, I found a range of Shakespeare for Children books, and bought Romeo & Juliet. We read this book together several times before going to see the actual play, as I felt if she was familiar with the characters and the plot, it would help her follow the action.

The book itself is just the right level for seven year olds to understand and enjoy, there are lovely pictures and the plot dealt very sensitively with the double suicide of the lovers. It helped my daughter to really appreciate and enjoy the production. So much so, that, since then we have been to see A Midsummer Night's Dream, for which I also bought her the children's version.

I would recommend these books to any parent who is keen to introduce a young child to the rich and wonderful world of Shakespeare - in my opinion, they are never too young for the Bard, and these books are a fabulous guide.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect kids intro to Shakespeare 29 Oct. 2012
Format:Paperback
My 8 year old is about to do Romeo & Juliet in year 3 at school, and these versions are great intro,s. they only take about 30-40 mins to read the whole book, and it's written in modern and simple words, which even for me, is a lot easier and more digestible method to enjoy his stories. That said, the original flavour, drama and 1600 time his plays were written isn't taken away. My daughter is enjoying these more than 'cutesy' books often pitched at her age group.
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5.0 out of 5 stars THE LOVE OF ROMEO AND JULIET 4 Dec. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
A perfect story couldnt be beter

Best book ever
Even daggers inprove the writing
Still i think its brill
To mamy of you think the thigs rubish well yu wrong
SO BUY IT NOWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars My comment 2 Mar. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It was good but very short I think my teacher might not like me reading such a short book. But the downloading was quick and I'm not that much of a reader and it was extremely easy to read which was great.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romeo and Juliet 5 Jan. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Romeo and Juliet, what a classic, bit weird how they both kill themselves at the end but still!
I like it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Romeo and Juliet 12 Dec. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I loved this book because it was funny and very romantic a great interpretation of shakes famous and Disney movie
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5.0 out of 5 stars romeo and Juliet 22 Sept. 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
Even though its a very short story i thought it was amazing as they captured the lovely story it was defentlely worth the money i love all the shakespeare books.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars 5 stars
It is a good book because it introduces the person who is reading the book to the characters, Romeo, Juliet, Tybalt, Benvolio , Mercucio, Lady Montague, Lady Capulet, Old Montague,... Read more
Published 3 months ago by V. Gibbins
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
My 9 year old is loving this series
Published 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Thanks
Book as described and quick delivery.
Published 5 months ago by Library Louise
5.0 out of 5 stars Very useful
Ordered this to introduce an English class to this Shakespeare play. I would recommend this to all ages as an introduction before you delve deeper into Shakespeare's language.
Published 16 months ago by mr d j constable
4.0 out of 5 stars Great !
Good length version of this classic. Accessible and well laid out. Arrived on time and the Head of English was very impressed with my discovery!
Published 18 months ago by Mel
5.0 out of 5 stars Romeo and Juliet
Bought for my grand daughter as she had jjust appeared in Youth Theatre production and i wanted her to understand the story. Read more
Published 19 months ago by sue
4.0 out of 5 stars perfect for my youngest to start understanding romeo and juliet
very simple and easy to read. we read it together before watching the modern film. All the info in large print and simple format.
Published 23 months ago by Mrs R
5.0 out of 5 stars great intro to shakespeare
This is a great child's adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. It is written in story format rather than as a play and the illustrations are delightful. Read more
Published on 23 Oct. 2012 by Julie Price
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