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    Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

    Poetry for Young People: William Shakespeare

    by David Scott Kastan and Glenn Harrington

    The greatest poems from some of the world's best poets are presented here with biographical information, footnotes explaining difficult words, and a title index for easy reference.

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    The Romeo and Juliet Code: Romeo Blue

    The Romeo and Juliet Code: Romeo Blue

    by Phoebe Stone

    When Flissy Bathburn's parents first dropped her off in Bottlebay, Maine, she hated everything about it. She hated the big gloomy house she was to live in. She hated meeting her long-lost and highly eccentric relatives. And most of all, she hated knowing that she was safe in America while her parents faced the guns of WWII in Europe.

    But a year has passed now, and Flissy has grown to love her life in Bottlebay — and especially Derek, the boy the Bathburns have adopted. Then a man claiming to be Derek's true father arrives, and soon he's asking all sorts of strange questions. Flissy has a nose for trouble. Has Derek's new father come to take him away...or is there something even more sinister happening in Bottlebay, Maine?

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Romeo and Juliet

Author: William Shakespeare

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Classics, Drama

Romantic Relationships, Adolescent Issues, Drama, Theater, Musicals, Love

About This Book

The Montagues and the Capulets are sworn enemies, and their mutual hatred has cost many lives. Trying to put an end to the violence, the prince decrees that the punishment for such fighting shall be death.

At a party, Romeo, the only child of Lord Montague, falls hopelessly in love with Juliet, the only child of Lord Capulet. By the next daybreak, Romeo and Juliet have made a secret plan to marry. Friar Laurence, friend to both the Montagues and the Capulets, agrees to marry Romeo and Juliet and hopes that their union will end the hatred between the two families.

After the wedding, violence again breaks out between the Montagues and the Capulets. Romeo tries to avoid it, but in the end he has killed Juliet's cousin, and is subsequently exiled from the city as punishment for his crime.

Lord Capulet, without knowing that Juliet has married, arranges for her to marry another. Juliet constructs a desperate plan with the help of Friar Laurence: she will take a potion which will make her appear to be dead, and Friar Laurence will get word to Romeo that he should sneak back to the city to meet his wife when she awakes. But Friar Laurence's message never reaches Romeo.

When Romeo hears that Juliet is dead, he buys a vial of poison and goes to Juliet's tomb to bid farewell to his beautiful wife before he kills himself. By the time Juliet awakes, Romeo is gone.

In her despair, Juliet plunges a dagger into her chest. Only now do the Capulets and the Montagues put their hatred aside to make room for their shared grief at the loss of their only children, and the victory of death over love.

Shakespeare's most famous tragedy is filled with many compelling themes, such as passion, risk, and revenge, which are sure to spark interest in young readers.

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