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Romeo & Juliet Paper Dolls

Romeo & Juliet Paper Dolls, April 2017
by Eileen Rudisill Miller

Dover Publications
32 pages
ISBN: 0486812111
EAN: 9780486812113
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"Beautiful paper dolls book, great for teaching too!"

Fresh Fiction Review

Romeo & Juliet Paper Dolls
Eileen Rudisill Miller

Reviewed by Sandra Wurman
Posted July 17, 2017

Non-Fiction Craft

Every once in a while I'm approached with a request to review something that doesn't quite fit any of my usual genres. I do reviews on many arts and crafts and hobby topics but this recent request made me really put on my thinking cap. Dover Publications added ROMEO & JULIET PAPER DOLLS illustrated by Eileen Rudisill Miller to their expansive list. The books pages are good quality glossy paper which showcases the designs just beautifully. Each page contains a William Shakespeare quote from Romeo & Juliet which is such a wonderful romantic tragedy. For many Romeo & Juliet is probably their favorite work by Shakespeare so it seems fitting to publish a colorful workbook filled with paper doll figures and assorted garments for each.

Included are of course Romeo and Juliet. They are joined with Friar Laurence and Nurse. And each character has several outfits to cut out if you choose to perform this story. ROMEO & JULIET PAPER DOLLS cover provides the perfect stage setting.

But here's where I wonder. This is a beautiful book and would certainly be welcome by any Shakespeare fan. Lovely to look through and of course the characters and outfits are sturdy enough for play. I just don't know that I would. But I can definitely see this book as a great teaching tool. What a lovely way to get students introduced to William Shakespeare. A young student learning Shakespeare would enjoy acting out scenes with dialog from the story. Anything that gets children reading has value.

So if you are looking for something with the Shakespeare theme take a peek at ROMEO & JULIET PAPER DOLLS by Eileen Rudisill Miller. I know you will love the quality of the book and the beauty of the illustrations. And perhaps enjoy reminiscing with the quotes that certainly conjure up memories of the book.

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A vivid new paper doll collection pays tribute to the legendary star-crossed lovers Shakespeare enthusiasts, paper doll collectors, and romantics will prize this charming homage to the Bard's famous sweethearts. Four dolls depict ardent Romeo, lovely Juliet, sympathetic Friar Laurence, and Juliet's jolly Nurse. Their wardrobe, consisting of 24 colorful and authentic Renaissance costumes plus accessories, is accompanied by quotations from the immortal play. In addition, the book's inside covers offer the perfect background: a rose-covered balcony.

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