Beowulf: A New Telling [NOOK Book]

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He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his  victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail  of blood is all that remains. He is a monster,  Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear.

  Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something  must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard  the great hall he ...
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Overview

He comes out of the darkness, moving in on his  victims in deadly silence. When he leaves, a trail  of blood is all that remains. He is a monster,  Grendel, and all who know of him live in fear.

  Hrothgar, the king of the Danes, knows something  must be done to stop Grendel. But who will guard  the great hall he has built, where so many men have  lost their lives to the monster while keeping  watch?

Only one man dares to stand up to  Grendel's fury --Beowulf.

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A retelling of the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307807649
  • Publisher: Random House Children's Books
  • Publication date: 1/25/2012
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 112
  • Sales rank: 124,996
  • Age range: 12 years
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2012

    Beowulf

    I ove this book, read it in 7th grade :D i told my brother and hes dying to read it :)

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2006

    An amazing read for everybody!

    I'm not exactly your person to go to Barnes and Nobles to read books because its fun. Beowulf: A new telling by Robert Nye did a great job, it's short, right to the point so theirs no nagging about every little detail, but also packs alot of information. Its 103 pages with a decent sized font so you feel like your actualy reading without spending 20 minutes on each side of a page. The book is also graphic so you get that 'chill' like your actualy their. Alot of authers don't seem to do very well on. It's also a great book because you can tell if something 'evil' is about to happen, the auther describes everything 'dark' when evil is about to come. I give it a 5 stars, and I recommend everybody to read it.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2012

    Awsome

    This book was soo good

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2012

    ? ? ? ? ? ?

    Awesome book. Just read it. About to have a huge test on it in literature class. Author did a great job of keeping the essence of the poem! Loved it!!!!!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Yup

    Very interesting. Read it in school.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2011

    Great book

    This was a very good book it keep you guessing till the end i would recommed this book to readers that like fantasy

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2011

    BEOWULF

    Great read

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 23, 2014

    Grat Great book

    It is a great book i am reading it for my 7th grade teacher mrs.bailey

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Ok

    Its a ok book. I meanits not thr best but it ciuld be better...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2013

    Help

    Is it the one that is easy to read???

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2012

    Best book ever

    I realy think that this book is actually

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 25, 2006

    *CaSsY*

    I think this is a great book and a good book to do a report on. It teaches good morals and good values. Beowulf can do anything and he is modest. I love the book and how it is worded. This was kind of a suspence book and it gave me an adrenaline rush! I felt Beowulf saw Grendel. It was great I would recomend it to anyone. Except some one with a really weak stomach.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 1, 2005

    WOW!!!!!

    WOW!!! This book was so good! Right this second i just wrote a book report! Here it is!!! Beowulf, A Hero At Heart Grendle, the terrible flesh-eating monster, came to the newly made hall. Hall Herot. Hall Herot is a beautiful hall made by the king. King Hrothguard. King Hrothguard built the most beautiful hall in all of the land until Grendle came. He came and went without being noticed. Unfortunately for King Hrothguard, that morning 30 of his best guards were gone and there was blood every. Only one person could stop them, Beowulf. Beowulf has good character traits like him being wise. He knew that he sword wouldn¿t work because the other people who tried to kill Grendle didn¿t end up so good, so as he walk to Hall Herot, he found a small hill and stuck his sword into it. He also showed his wise ness by supporting the new baby king when his best friend died. When the firedrake went on a rampage, Beowulf thought of a plan to kill the firedrake, which worked. Beowulf also has good patients. Beowulf waits for Grendle, the night he kills him, and he lets Unfreth yell at him for hours [or at least until Grendle came] without arguing with him or talking to him. He also shows his patients when Grendle¿s mom takes Beowulf to her den he waits for the perfect time to kill her. Last but not least, he showed his patients when Weglif goes into the firedrake¿s cave to hide Beowulf waits for the right moment to start his plan. Beowulf doesn¿t need to be recognized for his heroic behavior, or be remembered by his good character traits. However, they only thing that he would want to be remembered for was that it was not his strength that killed the horrible beast, but the goodness in his heart.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2005

    awesome book

    i read this book in the 7th grade, i thought it was aewsome....a bit gory but still awesome

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 6, 2004

    Beowulf

    There have been several retellings of the story of Beowulf for young people: Robert Nye's Beowulf, Ian Serraillier's verse Beowulf the Warrior, and the outstanding version by Rosemary Sutcliffe, Beowulf: Dragon Slayer, with its dramatic illustrations by the late Charles Keeping. This is august company, but Welwyn Wilton Katz' prose version can stand with them. She stands back a little from the story by having young Wiglaf, the only companion to remain with Beowulf at the time of his death, be teller of the tale. After all his successes, and after reigning for 50 years, Beowulf is killed in a fight with a dragon. Looking back in conversations with his grandfather, we have from Wiglaf the story of Beowulf's greatest victory against Grendel and his wicked mother. The text works beautifully, bringing this ancient text dramatically to life for today's young readers, and I can strongly recommend it. Laszlo Gal's illustrations have a Viking atmosphere, and are, as always, technically excellent and beautifully toned, but I admit to having been more affected by Keeping's Grendel -- that was the stuff of nightmares.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2003

    Great

    I really think its a great book...a little bloody but all in all really good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2002

    Great

    A good book in all ways.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 20, 2002

    Beowulf.........

    The story is good and insteresting but the book is so confusing with all these technical names and fancy wordings. I totally didn't understand the book unless my teacher explained it. I understand it now and I am ready for my Beowulf test on Monday, but i wouldn't recommend to read this book just for fun because it is boring.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2002

    Beowulf: an adventure of the ages

    This epic peom is one of the most terrific poems ever read. The hero Beowulf is a hero that can do it all and is known for doing it. A must read book. Read it as soon as possible.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2002

    Beowulf is Beowulf

    This book is really good, I highly recomended it to everybody who likes action, adventure, and stuff like that. I just finished reading it in class 2 weeks ago, and now, I have to do a 5 paragraph essay, and, I'm telling, it has been really fun and exciting. Read it if you can.

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