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

By (author) Lois Burdett

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For more than 20 years, Lois Burdett has been introducing Shakespeare to primary school pupils. Working with her students, many as young as seven, she makes Shakespeare's plays come wonderfully alive for young eyes and ears. The texts are rewritten as simple rhyming verse and illustrated by her pupils' own lively colour illustrations of the characters and the action. Her books and workshops for teachers have captured the attention and imagination of parents, educators, and lovers of Shakespeare around the world.

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  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 190.5 x 231.14 x 5.08mm | 204.12g
  • 01 Sep 1998
  • FIREFLY BOOKS LTD
  • Ontario
  • English
  • 100 colour illustrations
  • 1552092291
  • 9781552092293
  • 33,386

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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.

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Keep[s] intact the essence of Shakespeare while telling an exciting story that will keep kids' attention.... Highly recommended.--Carol Burbridge"Library Talk" (05/01/1999)

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