Romeo & Juliet

By SHAKESPEARE, William

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ISBN
978-0-7636-5948-6 978-0-7636-6807-5
Publisher
Candlewick


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on November 1, 2013  |  Graphic Novels

Gr 8 Up—With his latest graphic novel, Hinds once again shows his considerable talent for adapting classic stories for modern audiences. The most notable change between this story and Shakespeare's original is the creative license that Hinds takes with ethnicity–he makes the characters of African, Indian, and Caucasian descent in order to promote the universality of the story. The Shakespearean language is a...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2013

Cleaving to Shakespeare’s words and his dramatic arc, Hinds (The Merchant of Venice, rev. 7/08) creates another splendid graphic novel, tracing each scene in taut, coherent, and expertly deployed dialogue. Hinds’s characters, in period array modified by a few more contemporary touches, are poignantly specific yet as universal as this tragic tale of young love demands. Romeo, African, is big-eyed, appealing, impetuous, inno­cent; Juliet, a patrician In...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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