Retelling old stories in new ways by making it more relevant and relatable that fit contemporary needs could be more attractive for readers, especially teens and children. Here are 8 books that found new relevance in old tales.
An industrial accident left Zinnia with a rare condition when she was young. Not much is known about her illness, just that no-one has lived past twenty-one. When Zinnia pricks her finger, something strange and unexpected happens, and she finds herself falling through worlds, with another sleeping beauty, just as desperate to escape her fate. Read the First Few Pages of A Spindle Splintered on the blog.
After brilliantly reimagining the worlds of Oz, Wonderland, Dickensian London, and the Nutcracker, the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked turns his unconventional genius to Hans Christian Andersen's "The Wild Swans," transforming this classic tale into an Italian-American girl's poignant coming-of-age story, set amid the magic of Christmas in 1960s New York.