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
Beowulf
by Robert Nye
from Laurel-Leaf Books
for 6th-10th grade
$5.09
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
Caesar's Gallic War
by Olivia Coolidge
from American Home-School Publishing
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
Canterbury Tales
Puffin Classics
by Geoffrey Chaucer (retold by Geraldine McCaughrean)
from Puffin Books
Epic Poetry for 7th-9th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.94 $3.20 (1 in stock)
Chaucer Story Book
by Geoffrey Chaucer
Ill from CreateSpace
for 5th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$7.61
Gilgamesh the King
by Ludmila Zeman
from Tundra Books (NY)
for 1st-4th grade
$7.61 $4.80 (1 in stock)
Grendel
by John Gardner
from Vintage Classics
for 11th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$12.95 $8.00 (1 in stock)
Iliad (retold)
by Homer & Barbara Leonie Picard
from Oxford University
for 4th-8th grade
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
Last Quest of Gilgamesh
by Ludmila Zeman
from Tundra Books (NY)
for 1st-4th grade
$7.61
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)
$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)
Norse Mythology
by Neil Gaiman
for 8th-Adult
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$13.56
Odyssey (retold)
Puffin Classics
by Geraldine McCaughrean retells Homer
Puffin Classics from Puffin Books
for 4th-6th grade
Odyssey (retold)
by Barbara Leonie Picard
from Oxford University
for 3rd-4th grade
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
Revenge of Ishtar
by Ludmila Zeman
from Tundra Books (NY)
for 1st-4th grade
$7.61 $4.80 (1 in stock)
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
$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
by Marcia Williams
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-7th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$7.99
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
Three Greek Children
by Alfred J. Church
from Yesterday's Classics
for 5th-8th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$8.96