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 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Black Ships Before Troy
by Rosemary Sutcliff
from Laurel-Leaf Books
Greek Mythology for 4th-8th grade
$6.79 $4.00 (1 in stock)
Caesar's Gallic War
by Olivia Coolidge
from American Home-School Publishing
Historical Fiction for 7th-10th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: FIC-HIF)
$11.00 (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)
$18.00 (1 in stock)
Children's Shakespeare
by Edith Nesbit
from Chicago Review Press
Shakespeare/Drama for Children for 4th-8th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$8.00 (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: VINTAGE)
$6.00 (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)
Much Ado About Nothing
by Lois Burdett
from Firefly Books
for 2nd-5th grade
in Classics Retold (Location: FIC-RET)
$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)
$10.00 (1 in stock)
Odyssey (retold)
Puffin Classics
by Geraldine McCaughrean retells Homer
Puffin Classics from Puffin Books
for 4th-6th grade
$5.94 $4.00 (1 in stock)
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 $7.00 (1 in stock)
Robinson Crusoe
by Daniel Defoe, James Baldwin
from Calvert School
for 3rd-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$5.00 (1 in stock)
Shakespeare Stories II
by Leon Garfield
1st American Ed from HMH Books for Young Readers
for 4th-8th grade
$9.00 (1 in stock)
Stories of Siegfried
by Mary MacGregor
from Yesterday's Classics
for 3rd-7th grade
in Yesterday's Classics (Location: FIC-YC)
$5.50 (1 in stock)
Tale of Troy
Puffin Classics
by Roger Green
from Puffin Books
Greek Mythology for 6th-9th grade
$2.50 (1 in stock)
Tales from Shakespeare
Puffin Classics
by Charles & Mary Lamb
from Puffin Books
Shakespeare Stories for 3rd-8th grade
$5.09 $3.00 (1 in stock)
Taste of Chaucer
by Anne Malcolmson
from Sonlight Curriculum, Ltd.
for 4th-6th grade
in Adventure Stories (Location: FIC-ADV)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Trojan War and the Adventures of Odysseus
by Padraic Colum
from William Morrow & Company
for 4th-8th grade
$10.00 (1 in stock)