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Reimagining children's classics

Four Children and It

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

  • Young Sherlock Holmes: Black Ice

    Author: Andrew Lane
    Publisher: Macmillan Children's Books

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

  • Wishing for Tomorrow

    Author: Hilary McKay Illustrator: Nick Maland
    Publisher: 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

    Author: Andy Briggs
    Publisher: Faber Children's Books

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

  • This Dark Endeavour

    Author: Kenneth Oppel
    Publisher: 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

    Author: Chris Priestley
    Publisher: Bloomsbury

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

  • Oliver Twisted

    Author: J D Sharpe
    Publisher: 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

    Author: Jacqueline Wilson
    Publisher: 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

    Author: Emma Thompson Illustrator: Eleanor Taylor
    Publisher: 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

    Author: Terry Pratchett
    Publisher: Doubleday

    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

    Author: Natasha Farrant
    Publisher: 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.