The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Romeo and Juliet

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Romeo and JulietWritten by Ian Lendler, Art by Zack Giallongo

The Stratford Zoo looks like a normal zoo . . . until the gates shut at night. That’s when the animals come out of their cages to stage elaborate performances of Shakespeare’s greatest works. They might not be the most accomplished thespians, but they’ve got what counts: heart. Also fangs, feathers, scales, and tails.
-From the Publisher

This series is a fun way to introduce some Shakespeare plays. The stories are made to be kid friendly so it does not follow the classic plays exactly. In this story Romeo is a rooster and Juliet is a bear and instead of being in love they become best friends. Romeo is from the petting zoo and Juliet from the wild. The families do not want them talking to each other let along getting together for play dates. The brightly colored illustrations and humor will draw young readers into the story while introducing them to a classic play.

Review by Vanessa Eyre, Robert Frost Media Center
Rating: ★★★★✩ (4 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 3-6

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Romeo and Juliet
Written by Ian Lendler, Art by Zack Giallongo
First Second Books
91 pages
Release Date: September 29, 2016
A review copy was provided by the publisher.

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