Romeo & Juliet Theme Children's Book - Trevor Ton

Romeo & Juliet Theme Children's Book - Trevor Ton
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This is a children's book meant to convey the theme of Shakespeare's play.

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  • Once upon a time, there lived two wonderful people: Roberto and Juliana. They were people with strong hearts and desires, wanting nothing more than to go out into the world.
  • But their families, the Morellis and the Carbones, wished for them to stay home as often as they could, to enjoy their company
  • One day, Roberto decided to go for a stroll with a friend, close to the family home. Juliana saw him for the first time there, for he did not often leave the house.
  • Juliana was puzzled, wondering who this man was, wandering the streets. Yet, something about him was so perplexing, and before she knew it, her thoughts spoke aloud.
  • ???
  • Roberto looked to the window of the Carbone home, confused. Roberto had never heard such a voice come from that place.
  • The Carbones and Morellis were not enemies, but they always preferred to stay in their homes. Juliana knew this, so she didn’t know what to do.
  • But Roberto was absent-minded to this, and he called back to her before she said any more. His voice was just as unique as hers
  • His friend, not sure of what to do anymore, left Roberto to do something more fun. Roberto asked Juliana about herself, curious about her family
  • They talked about their families for a while, but their words soon went to themselves, and they began to realize that they both wanted the same thing
  • Before long, the two decided that they wanted to live together and explore afar. But they had to ask their families first.
  • When Juliana asked her parents, they didn’t know what to think. They only wanted her to stay with them, for they would be lonely.
  • Roberto was told that if he were to meet Juliana again, he would be kept away until he forgot about her. His parents didn’t want to be the ones that were forgotten about.
  • Juliana was allowed to see Roberto, but not talk to him for too long again. She was joyful, and then she heard a quiet call from the Morelli house. It was Roberto!
  • Roberto told her of his sad news, and for a moment, they both felt gloomy. Then, a rather strange idea went into Juliana’s head.
  • She told Roberto that they would go to live further away, near the gates of the town, so they could leave soon after to explore. They would go at night.
  • Roberto, delighted at this, almost danced out of joy. Juliana was just as hopeful, and they made plans to sneak away that night.
  • Hours later, when all were asleep, Juliana heard a sound at her window. Roberto had thrown a rope for her to climb down on.
  • Before she got to the ground, Juliana kicked a barrel, and it broke, causing a big sound. Surprised, they ran to the city gates, and soon had disappeared.
  • The sound woke up their families, and they found that the two were missing from their beds. The four parents all went to the streets, looking for them.
  • The Carbones and Morellis stopped, having never seen each other before. At first, they were nervous, afraid that the other family was behind the problems.
  • They realized that neither was to blame, and they called out into the night in hopes that Roberto or Juliana would hear. But only the wind responded to the shouts.
  • Now full of sadness, the parents returned to their homes, while Roberto and Juliana had left the city gates to begin their new lives.
  • The Morellis were heartbroken, as were the Carbones. The next morning, the families met once again in the streets, and they began to talk.
  • Despite the grief that hung over their heads, their words started to become more happy, and soon enough the families seemed as if they were good friends! But they couldn’t forget what had happened.
  • A few days later, a beautiful statue stood between the two houses. It showed Juliana and Roberto, as a reminder to never forget those old times.
  • The two young travellers didn’t return, and their parents became little more than distant stories to them. But their parents would forevermore keep them as their most prized memories.
  • That was the story of a two families, that lost two of their own, but became the best of friends from the sadness, and all were joyful after it was over.
  • THE END
  • Trevor Ton Mrs. Anderson 4B English 
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