Beowulf

Beowulf

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by Robert Nye
     
 

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Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.

Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster

Overview

Vile and deadly, the monster Grendel rises from his dreggy pool in the night to seek out his victims and kill them in dreadful silence. Hrothgar, king of the Danes, sees no end to the bloodbath: too many of his brave warriors have been slaughtered.

Yet there is one man who remains unafraid, one man capable of standing up to the fury of the terrifying monster and his evil mother - Beowulf.

One of the world's great adventure stories, this tale was first told more than a thousand years ago. In Robert Nye's marvellous retelling, it is as spine-chilling as it was then.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781858810768
Publisher:
Orion Children's Books
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Edition description:
New
Pages:
96
Sales rank:
321,981
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Nye was born in London in 1939, grew up in Southend-on-Sea, and now lives in County Cork in Ireland. He is a distinguished poet and writer of historical novels, and regularly reviews fiction and poetry for national newspapers. His love and knowledge of myth, legend and folk tale was inspired from an early age by his mother's gift for storytelling.

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Beowulf 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
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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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book in the 7th grade, i thought it was aewsome....a bit gory but still awesome
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really think its a great book...a little bloody but all in all really good.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A good book in all ways.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book it has a lot of action. This book is one of a kind. I had to keep reading it because it was so good. I'd read it again if i could.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I just read this book, and I thought it was great, maybe even more than outstanding. There are a total of three adventures beowulf goes through. It is one of the best books i've read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.
Guest More than 1 year ago
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.