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Reimagining children's classics

Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

Taking inspiration from some favourite stories and characters, these authors have all put a new spin on classic novels.

  • Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice

    Andrew Lane
    Macmillan Children's Books

    An exciting, fast-paced adventure, which paints a vivid picture of mid-nineteenth century Britain and Russia

  • Wishing for Tomorrow

    Hilary McKay, Illustrator: Nick Maland
    Hodder Children's Books

    Evocatively illustrated, this is a warm and humorous sequel to Frances Hodgson Burnett's A Little Princess.

  • Tarzan: The Greystoke Legacy

    Andy Briggs
    Faber Children's Books

    A classic with a 21st century twist, this riveting adventure overflows with suspense, danger, brutality and beauty

  • This Dark Endeavour

    Kenneth Oppel
    David Fickling Books

    Oppel paints a vivid, sometimes horrific, picture of medicine at the time, in a gripping, fast-moving and atmospheric narrative

  • Mister Creecher

    Chris Priestley

    Friendship, trust and betrayal combine to form a dangerous liaison in this moving and frightening new book from Chris Priestley

  • Oliver Twisted

    J D Sharpe
    Electric Monkey

    'Can I have some gore?' Oliver Twist is given a supernatural spin in this vivid reimagining of Dickens’ novel.

  • Four Children and It

    Jacqueline Wilson
    Puffin Books

    Jacqueline Wilson pays tribute to her 'all-time favourite classic children's author' E. Nesbit in this contemporary reimagining of Five Children and It.

  • The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit

    Emma Thompson Illustrated by Eleanor Taylor
    Frederick Warne

    Oscar-winning actress and screenwriter Emma Thompson has turned her hand to children's books in this new continuation of Peter Rabbit's adventures.

  • Dodger

    Terry Pratchett

    Terry Pratchett once again proves himself a master storyteller in this tribute to one of Charles Dickens' best-known characters, the Artful Doger.

  • Lydia: the wild girl of Pride and Prejudice

    Natasha Farrant
    Chicken House

    A spirited reimagining of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, told from the perspective of Lydia, the youngest Bennet sister. It is great fun to see her thoughts on her older sisters Jane and Lizzy, plus Mr Darcy.