Read a Twist on the Classics
For National Library Week, Library Assistant Falicia is highlighting some classic myths and stories given new life through dramatization and retelling.
Please note that some of the links are for other partner libraries in the state of Massachusetts. Did you know that you can borrow from any consortium in the state of Massachusetts? You just need to add your card to their system. Instructions are located on our Facebook page – Partner Libraries or by checking out our blog post on Electronic Resources.
The Song of Achilles and Circe by Madeline Miller
The Penelopiad by Margaret Atwood
1001 Nights by Hanan al-Shaykh
Grendel by John Gardner
The Gospel of Loki by Joanne Harris
Fairy Tale Retellings:
Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katharine Arden
Snow, Glass, Apples (Graphic Novel) by Neil Gaiman
Fables: Legends in Exile (Graphic Novel) by Bill Willingham
Tales– This biweekly podcast reads classic fairy tales in all their original dark glory with a quick look at their historical context.
Mythology– A weekly audio drama bringing classic myths to life.