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 E. Nesbit
from Weathervane Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$12.00 (1 in stock)
Caesar's Gallic War
by Olivia Coolidge
from Linnet Books
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$14.40 (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 $14.00 (2 in stock)
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)
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)
First Book of Tales of Ancient Araby
First Books
by Charles Mozley
from Franklin Watts
for 1st-4th grade
in Vintage & Collectible (Location: VIN-COL)
$4.80 (1 in stock)
Gilgamesh the Hero
by Geraldine McCaughrean
from Eerdmans
for 4th-8th grade
$17.00 $9.60 (1 in stock)
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)
Gulliver's Travels
by Jonathan Swift
from Usborne
Satire/Social Commentary for 10th-Adult
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$1.00 (1 in stock)
Iliad and the Odyssey
from Barnes & Noble
for 3rd-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
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)
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)
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)
Tale of Troy
Puffin Classics
by Roger Green
from Puffin Books
Greek Mythology for 6th-9th grade
$2.00 (1 in stock)
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)