I have been searching for a writing program for my rising 4th grader and unable to find exactly what she needs, and lo and behold, I get an email today from Classical Academic Press about a new writing program they are releasing, so I check out their website and find a progym curriculum that looks like something I can actually use! I tried CW Aesop several years ago, and it was a disaster - to the point that I have not considered a single progym program since then. But this one looks very different...it has retellings, but they are retellings with a point - telling it from the point of view of different characters, summarizing it, amplifying it, practicing copia, using different settings, etc. My daughter loves storytelling, and the way this is designed it will really appeal to that part of her.
Hmmm. It is good enough that I want to send my oldest child through it double-speed. I don't know the release dates of the future books, though. Lots to ponder. Anyway, here is the link to the page on their website that has the new books. They are sharing a discount code on facebook and through their newsletter for pre-orders.