Fun Retellings

by Karen Walch | Apr 06, 2022

Classic tales and myths get a remix in these adventurous stories

Peter and the Starcatchers
by Dave Berry and Ridley Pearson

In an evocative and fast-paced adventure on the high seas and on a faraway island, an orphan boy named Peter and his mysterious new friend, Molly, overcome bands of pirates and thieves in their quest to keep a fantastical secret safe and save the world from evil. Aboard the Neverland is a trunk that holds the “greatest treasure on earth” —but is it gold, jewels, or something far more mysterious and dangerous?

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Ella Enchanted
by Gail Carson Levine

When her beloved mother dies, leaving her in the care of a mostly absent father, and later, a loathsome stepmother and two treacherous stepsisters, Ella's life and well-being seem to be in grave peril. But her intelligence and saucy nature keep her in good stead as she sets out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery, fending off ogres, befriending elves, and falling in love with a prince along the way.

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Bonus: listen to the eAudiobook!

Bonus: watch the widescreen DVD or the fullscreen DVD!

Bonus: listen to the music CD!

The Legend of Auntie Po
by Shing Yin Khor

Part historical fiction, part magical realism, and 100 percent adventure. Thirteen-year-old Mei reimagines the myths of Paul Bunyan as starring a Chinese heroine while she works in a Sierra Nevada logging camp in 1885.

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The Last Musketeer
by Stuart Gibbs

In Paris with his parents to sell family heirlooms, fourteen-year-old Greg Rich suddenly finds himself four hundred years in the past, and is aided by boys who will one day be known as "The Three Musketeers."

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