A wonderful adaptation of the legendary classic by William Shakespeare and probably the most famous love story of all time! By fighting against their parents and choosing to be united in death instead of living separated, Romeo and Juliet will finally bring peace to the city of Verona.
"Romeo & Juliet" is a sensuous, beautiful illustrated retelling of Shakespeare's play by the same name, adapted for the pleasure and reading enrichment of children age 8 and up. Stunning modern painted illustrations help complement the powerful reduced narrative of the tragic love story, while moving ribbons of color, line, and light help keep the action element of the narrative vibrant. Carefully translated from the French by Susan Allen-Maurin, "Romeo & Juliet" is a passionate introduction to the story of the star crossed lovers, perhaps the most famous love story in the world. "Romeo & Juliet" would make a spectacular gift or school or library addition and its pleasures can be extended to children of later years as well.
“Peluso's stylized illustrations are attractive and recall Brancusi sculptures. The palette is primarily cool blues and lavenders with occasional touches of orange or red.”
School Library Journal
About the Author
Dominique Marion lives in Paris. He used to be a photograph and a graphic designer. For his first children book, he decided to adapt Shakespeare's most famous novel, Romeo and Juliet.
Martina Peluso is an Italian illustrator who lives in Naples. This is her second book as a children's book illustrator, and she really liked adapting this famous story.