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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Beowulf
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 3rd-8th grade
$5.94
Beowulf: A Hero's Tale Retold
by James Rumford
from Houghton Mifflin
for 4th-6th grade
Caesar's Gallic War
by Olivia Coolidge
from Linnet Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
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
Dangerous Journey
by Oliver Hunkin (abridger)
from Eerdmans
Allegorical and Moral Stories for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$21.25
First Book of Tales of Ancient Araby
First Books
by Charles Mozley
from Franklin Watts
for 1st-4th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VINTAGE)
$6.00 (1 in stock)
Gilgamesh the Hero
by Geraldine McCaughrean
from Eerdmans
for 4th-8th grade
$17.00
Green Tiger's Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
by E. Nesbit
from Laughing Elephant
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
Illustrated Stories from Shakespeare
by Willam Shakespeare, Rosie Dickens
from Usborne
for 2nd-5th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote
by Marcia Williams
1st edition from Candlewick Press
for 1st-4th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
Moby-Dick
by Herman Melville
1st edition from Candlewick Press
for 4th-8th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$18.69
Nutcracker
by E. T. A. Hoffmann
from Harcourt, Brace & World
for 4th-8th grade
in Fantasy Fiction (Location: FIC-FAN)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Pilgrim's Progress
by John Bunyan
from Tyndale House
Christian Prose Epic/Allegory for 9th-Adult
in 17th Century Literature (Location: LIT4-17)
Robinson Crusoe (retold)
by James Baldwin
from Yesterday's Classics
for 2nd-4th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$7.99
Saint George and the Dragon
by Margaret Hodges & Trina Schart Hyman
Fir from Little, Brown & Company
Fairy Tales, Fables, and Legends for 2nd-3rd grade
1985 Caldecott Medal winner
in Picture Books (Location: PICTURE)
$16.14
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight
by Michael Morpurgo
from Candlewick Press
for 2nd-6th grade
Tales from Shakespeare
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Dilithium Press, Ltd.
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
Tenggren's Golden Tales from the Arabian Nights
by Gustaf Tenggren
from Golden Books
for 1st-6th grade
Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus
by Padraic Colum
from William Morrow & Company
for 4th-8th grade
$10.00 (1 in stock)