The two main characters of the book are the same as the two chief protagonists in Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. The book is a good mix of humor, famous literary characters, and zombies. Of all the Shakespeare’s plays taught in schools, Romeo & Juliet is the most interesting.
Historical Figure / Book Character "Factbook" Project
Historical Figure / Facebook Project - kids create a Facebook page for a famous person (scientist, historian, author) or character in a book they've read. Comes with blank template, an example page, and directions... I'm thinking this is a great substitute activity!
17 Famous Literary Characters Almost Named Something Else