Classics Retold

While we are not generally fans of adaptations or abridgements, we love a good retelling. And over the years, we've discovered a number of authors who do an excellent job recreating the worlds of the greats. These are often authors who have written plenty on their own—like Rosemary Sutcliff, Michael Morpugo, Barbara Cohen, Mary Pope Osborn and E. Nesbit—but also include authors who specialize(d) in retellings—like Padriac Colum, Geraldine McCaughrean, Roger Green, and Alfred Church. 

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Aeneid for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
from Yesterday's Classics
Roman Mythology for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96 $5.95 (1 in stock)
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
by Edith Nesbit
from Yesterday's Classics
Shakespeare/Drama for Children for 4th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$10.76
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
by Edith Nesbit
from Living Book Press
Shakespeare/Drama for Children for 4th-8th grade
$12.71
Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare
by E. Nesbit
from Weathervane Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Beowulf
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-8th grade
$5.94
Beowulf the Warrior
by Ian Serraillier
from Bethlehem Books
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$9.31
Beowulf: A Hero's Tale Retold
by James Rumford
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
Black Ships Before Troy
by Rosemary Sutcliff & Alan Lee
from Frances Lincoln
Greek Mythology for 3rd-8th grade
$16.99
Black Ships Before Troy
by Rosemary Sutcliff
from Laurel-Leaf Books
Greek Mythology for 4th-8th grade
$6.79
Canterbury Tales
by Barbara Cohen & Trina Schart Hyman
from William Morrow & Company
Medieval Literature for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$22.94 $14.00 (2 in stock)
Chaucer Story Book
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Ill from CreateSpace
for 5th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.61
Dangerous Journey
by Oliver Hunkin (abridger)
from Eerdmans
Allegorical and Moral Stories for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$21.25
Favorite Tales from Shakespeare
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 2nd-6th grade
in Shakespeare Materials (Location: LIR-SHA)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Gilgamesh the Hero
by Geraldine McCaughrean
from Eerdmans
for 4th-8th grade
$17.00 $9.60 (1 in stock)
Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
by E. Nesbit
from Laughing Elephant
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
Iliad
by Rosemary Sutcliff & Alan Lee
from Frances Lincoln
Greek Mythology for 3rd-8th grade
Iliad (retold)
by Homer & Barbara Leonie Picard
from Oxford University
for 4th-8th grade
Iliad and the Odyssey
from Barnes & Noble
for 3rd-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Iliad for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
by Willam Shakespeare, Rosie Dickens
from Usborne
for 2nd-5th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
In Search of a Homeland
by Penelope Lively & Ian Andrew
from Frances Lincoln
Picture Book/Mythology for 4th-8th grade
Little Pilgrim's Progress
by Helen Taylor
from Moody Press
Allegorical and Moral Stories for 4th-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$9.34
Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
1st edition from Candlewick Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$18.69
Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
1st edition from Candlewick Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$11.04
More Tales from Shakespeare
by Marcia Williams
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-7th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$8.99
Much Ado About Nothing
by Lois Burdett
from Firefly Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Shakespeare Materials (Location: LIR-SHA)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Nutcracker
by E. T. A. Hoffmann
from Harcourt, Brace & World
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Odyssey (retold)
Puffin Classics
by Geraldine McCaughrean retells Homer
Puffin Classics from Puffin Books
for 4th-6th grade
$5.94
Odyssey for Boys and Girls
by Alfred J. Church
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Robinson Crusoe (retold)
by Daniel Defoe, James Baldwin
from Calvert School
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$4.00 (1 in stock)
Saint George and the Dragon
by Margaret Hodges & Trina Schart Hyman
from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 2nd-3rd grade
1985 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$7.64
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-6th grade
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-6th grade
$5.94
Stories of Siegfried
by Mary MacGregor
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$7.16 $4.68 (1 in stock)
Stories of the East from Herodotus
by Alfred J. Church
Ill from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$9.86
Tales from Shakespeare
by Charles Lamb, Mary Lamb
from Wordsworth Classics
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$4.24
Tales from Shakespeare
Puffin Classics
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Puffin Books
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
$5.94
Tales from Shakespeare
Junior Deluxe Editions
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Grosset & Dunlap
for 3rd-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
Tales From Shakespeare
by Marcia Williams
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-7th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$7.99
Tales from Shakespeare
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 1
by Mary Pope Osborne
1st edition from Disney-Hyperion
for 2nd-5th grade
$5.09
Tales from the Odyssey, Part 2
by Mary Pope Osborne
1st edition from Disney-Hyperion
for 2nd-5th grade
$5.09
Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights
by Gustaf Tenggren
from Golden Books
for 1st-6th grade
Three Greek Children
by Alfred J. Church
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96
Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus
by Padraic Colum (illustrated by Barry Moser)
from William Morrow & Company
for 4th-8th grade
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Wanderings of Odysseus
by Rosemary Sutcliff & Alan Lee
from Frances Lincoln
Greek Mythology for 3rd-8th grade
Wanderings of Odysseus
by Rosemary Sutcliff
from Laurel-Leaf Books
Greek Mythology for 3rd-8th grade
$6.79