Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Romeo and Juliet for Kids
Romeo and Juliet for Kids

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Publisher: Firefly Books

Author Statement: Lois Burdett
Series Name: Shakespeare Can Be Fun!
Audience: Juvenile
Age range lower: 7
Age range upper: 10
Specs: Full color illustrations
Pages: 64
Trim Size: 7 1/4" x 9 1/4"
Language code 1: eng
Publication Date: 19980901
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Romeo and Juliet for Kids

"Who is William Shakespeare?" For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has asked that question of her elementary school students in Stratford, Ontario, Canada, leading them on a voyage of discovery that brings the Bard to life for boys and girls ages seven and up.

Romeo and Juliet for Kids, written in rhyming couplets is suitable for staging as class plays as well as reading aloud.


Lois Burdett's success in introducing Shakespeare to children is reflected in her growing international reputation. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world, including the American National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. Among other commendations, Lois Burdett has received Encyclopedia Britannica's National Award for Early Childhood Education, Canada's Meritorious Service Medal, the Canadian Teachers' Federation's Hilroy Fellowship, and two writers' awards. Burdett's many speaking engagements have included the International Reading Association and the National Council of Teachers of English. Her books, magazine articles, presentations and media interviews are testimony to her strong influence in the education community, where she has also been instrumental in helping teachers to incorporate Shakespeare into early grade curricula.


Old Capulet greeted them in the great hall,
"Welcome, my friends, one and all!
Join the party!" he said with a grin,
"Come musicians, let the mirth begin."
In a matter of moments the room was aglow,
The ladies and gentlemen danced to and fro.
But Romeo stood by himself at the side
Until, in an instant, his eyes opened wide.
He gazed on a vision he'd never forget.
Across the room was the fair Juliet.
Now Rosaline's beauty lost its glow,
"What lady's that?" asked Romeo.
"Oh, she doth teach the torches to burn bright,
For I ne'er saw true beauty till this night!"

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