Beowulf

Beowulf

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by Kevin Crossley-Holland, Charles Keeping
     
 

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The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set in the legendary Scandinavian past Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf courageously prepares… See more details below

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The finest literary work passed down to us from Anglo-Saxon times, Beowulf celebrates the existence of heroism in a dark world of feuds, violence, and uncertainty. Set in the legendary Scandinavian past Beowulf comes to the aid of the Danish king Hrothgar by killing the terrifying monster Grendel and its vengeful mother. A lifetime later, Beowulf courageously prepares for another great battle when a fiery dragon threatens his own kingdom. This acclaimed translation contains a critical introduction, a full index of names, and extensive notes.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The classic eighth-century English poem is strikingly presented, making accessible the story of a young man's heroic journey to find and slay two monsters. Ages 11-up. (June)
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"Asks to be placed immediately in the hands of every child...reads aloud resoundingly."--The School Librarian

"The strong, alliterative prose has something of the same quality as the splendid Old English verse. A remarkable achievement."--Children's Books of the Year

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192794444
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
03/01/2015
Edition description:
New
Pages:
48
Sales rank:
1,318,916
Product dimensions:
10.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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