Author : Shakespeare, William
Illustrator : Zwerger, Lisbeth
Size : 9,5” x 11,5”
Pages : 48
Additional specs : Color throughout, laminated hardcover.
Price : US $17.99 / CA $21.99
ISBN : 978-988-8341-28-3

Lisbeth Zwerger, recipient of the Hans Christian Andersen Medal for her art, brings her beautifully spare style to this touching love story.

Anthea Bell is a noted translator and storyteller, and her adaptation of Shakespeare's text is both readable and delightfully poetic.

Shakespeare's stories are a staple of English literature, and this adaptation is a perfect introduction to a timeless classic.

When heartsick Romeo's friends try to cheer him up by sneaking him into a party thrown by their arch-enemies, the Capulets, Romeo spies the beautiful Juliet and his life is forever changed. Love and tragedy, conflict and regret fill Shakespeare's famous play, one of the most moving love stories of all time.
Adapted by the masterful storyteller Anthea Bell and illustrated with hauntingly beautiful pictures by the world-renowned Lisbeth Zwerger, this picture book is the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for children of all ages.

ANTHEA BELL is an acclaimed translator who has translated dozens of literary works into English from numerous languages, including German, French, and Danish.
Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales are a particular specialty of hers, and she’s known for maintaining the original spirit of the author’s work, while making it relevant and comprehensible for contemporary readers.
Ms. Bell has won many awards for her work, as well as receiving an Order of the British Empire. She lives in Cambridge, England.