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The most beloved tale of young love in western literature is retold for young readers in this lushly illustrated edition, translated by Anthea Bell. Jewel tones, sweeping lines and Zwerger's subtle sense of humor add distinction to this retelling of the bard's timeless romance. And as a bonus, she invites the reader to imagine an alternate ending to Shakespeare's tragic tale.
About the Author
William Shakespeare is widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. Lisbeth Zwerger is one of the most highly regarded illustrators of children's books and was awarded the Hans Christian Andersen Medal in 1990. She has adapted and illustrated numerous books, including The Little Mermaid, The Selfish Giant, and Tales from the Brothers Grimm. Anthea Bell is the recipient of the Schlegel Tieck Prize for translation from German, the Independent Foreign Fiction Prize, and the Helen and Kurt Wolff Prize in 2002 for the translation of W. G. Sebald's Austerlitz, and the 2003 Austrian State Prize for Literary Translation.
"Zwerger crafts a lovely and contemplative staging of Romeo and Juliet." —Publishers Weekly