Retellings seem to be a perennial feature in youth lit. It's a trend that I wholeheartedly support. I read every one I can get my hands on. Here are six books published in the last six months that are either direct retellings or in some way directly influenced by classical literature.
6 new classically influenced novels
1. Brave Red, Smart Frog by Emily Jenkis
2. The Little Red Wolf by Amelie Flechias
3. Doctor Who: Myths and Legends by Richard Dinnick
4. The Shakespeare Stories by Andrew Mathews and Tony Ross
5. The Great Shelby Holmes Meets Her Match by Elizabeth Eulbert
6. The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray by E. Latimer