Books tagged: retelling classics

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Beowulf In Plain and Simple English (A Modern Translation and the Original Version)
Series: Plain and Simple English, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
Beowulf is arguably one of the greatest epics ever wrote, but it is rarely appreciated because the Old English is...well--old! If you don't understand it, then you are not alone. If you have struggled in the past reading the ancient classic, then BookCaps can help you out. This book is a modern translation with a fresh spin.
The Price of Longing
Price: Free! Words: 9,930. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales
A short story of 9700 words. A retelling of the Rapunzel story. When a witch claims a couple's newborn daughter in exchange for the father's trespass and theft, she finally has the daughter she's always wanted. As Rapunzel grows and matures, however, the witch finds that even with all her powers, she cannot keep her child from growing up.
The Beautiful Thing: Fairytales Retold
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,770. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A prince is caught between the doldrums of duty and the joys of (a most improper) love. A young woman sets no stock in all that dying-for-love nonsense, and woe betide the anguished knight who tries to brood at her. And a little girl observes more of life, love, and regret than anyone would have thought to expect from a clever and vengeful witch. Three old stories given new shapes.
Tasha and the Grey Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This retelling of "The Firebird" brings a modern sensibility to the classic Russian folk tale. The handsome prince is presumptuous and greedy, the heroine thinks for herself, and true love is found...with a wolf?
Cinderella and Zombies
Series: Undead Fairy Tales Collection. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,810. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A zombie thriller with a dash of fairy dust. What happens when you take a classic fairy tale and add a few zombies to it? Cinderella goes from being a pretty-faced pushover to being the best zombie-slayer in the kingdom. But will that be enough when she's decked out in a ball gown and glass slippers?
Rumpelstilskin Tells His Story
You set the price! Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Children’s books » Legends, Myths, Fables / Norse
fairy tales never go away. the stories they tell are good ones. young people never get tired of them. adults don’t either. most of the time a fairy tale is told about someone. perhaps, the tale is about little red riding hood. if the main character told the story, how would the story change? what would the rumpelstilskin story be? would we like him more or less? read his story and find out.
To Be or Not to Be: A Modern Hamlet Retelling
Price: Free! Words: 6,690. Language: American English. Published: May 4, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Classics
When Steven and Henry are told that the untimely death of Henry's father, the former CEO of the company that they both work for, may not have been an accident they find themselves with more questions than answers. Could the newly appointed CEO have been responsible? To find the truth, the future of the family business and the lives of those at the top could all be at stake.
Little Hood
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 25,880. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy Tales & Folklore / Adaptations, Fiction » Adventure » General
Blanchette has never known much comfort. And in a world where happiness is hard to keep, she finds her one consolations in someday finding a new father. As the world around her darkens, however, her innocence can't protect her from everything. And soon she will learn how easy it is to place trust in the wrong person - or beast.
Ui: Realm of the Eight Hands
Price: Free! Words: 15,820. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Adventure » General
A re-imagining, and mash-up, of The Wizard of Oz, and Jack and the Beanstalk. Hadrian and his uncle face starvation. Hadrian finds an odd bean and plants it. It grows into the clouds. He is forced to climb the stalk. When he reaches the clouds, he passes out and wakes up in Ui. Ui is a dangerous, wonderous, and magical realm. He and his companions must find the Eight Hands to get back home.
The Shadow King
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 194,640. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
Eight years after her abduction by the immortal boy known as ‘Pan’, Wendy believes she has put the trauma of her past behind her. But when one of the Lost Boys is murdered, she finds herself thrown into a deadly game of wits with old enemies. With the help of the Lost Boys, her brothers, and an unlikely guardian, Wendy must risk all to master her hidden powers and banish the Shadow King.