Saturday, August 23, 2008

Red Ridin' in the Hood


Red Ridin' in the Hood



by Patricia Santos Marcantonio (2005)



classic fairy tales and Greek myths retold with Latino flavoring... only got to a couple before Son #2 book-jacked it, but the stories more than just changing Jack to Jose and setting the tale in Mexico... some are funny, some more traditional...

2 comments:

Kristen said...

Only tangentially related to this one, but fun if you like the re-telling Greek myths angle: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan. There are currently four in the series and my 6th grader zipped through all of them. I read the first one before he did (I read all school required books just because... well, because middle school reading is cool, especially if you don't have the middle school angst to live through while you're doing it) and will probably eventually pick up the others since the first one was such fun. Anne Ursu has a Greek myth retelling novel, with a title I'm blanking on, with a female protagonist. We bought that one too and I'll be reading it sometime soon. I liked her adult book Spilling Clarence so am curious to see her take on kid lit (and in the interest of full disclosure, I went to high school with Anne and know her slightly--from a long time ago--and that's what inspired me to first pick up her book).

JK said...

thanks for the comment -- some of the best relations are tangential relations...

My 6th grader has been bugging me to read the Riordan books for a while now, just haven't gotten to 'em... read Gods Behaving Badly, the Greek deities in modern day, that was kinda cool...