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Title:
Romeo and Juliet together (and alive!) at last
Author:
Avi, 1937-
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Publication Information:
New York : Avon, 1988.

©1987
Physical Description:
122 pages ; 19 cm
Summary:
The eighth grade's plan to get two reluctant "lovers" together by means of a classroom production of Shakespeare's play has some very unexpected results.
General Note:
"An Avon Camelot book."
Language:
English
Reading Level:
530 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR MG 5.4 3.0 494.

Reading Counts RC 6-8 4.2 4 Quiz: 09825 Guided reading level: NR.
ISBN:
9780380705252

9780780733411
Format :
Book

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Summary

Pete Saltz, the pudgy poet from S.O.R. Losers, has fallen hard for Anabell Stackpoole, and she likes him, too. But both are much too shy to do anything about it.

It's Pete's friend Ed Sitrow to the rescue, as he and other eighth-graders at South Orange River School cook up a scheme to give the budding romance a boost. The school production of Romeo and Juliet stars the bashful pair in the leading roles -- and everybody's waiting for the kissing scenes. What they get is more action than Shakespeare ever imagined, in the funniest, most disastrous...and most romantically successful production ever!


Author Notes

Avi was born in 1937, in the city of New York and raised in Brooklyn. He began his writing career as a playwright, and didn't start writing childrens books until he had kids of his own.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Determined to bring a shy couple together, students in an eighth-grade language arts class cast the two reluctant lovers as leads in a modern, comic adaptation of Romeo and Juliet. [BKL Ag 87]