Beowulf

Beowulf

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Beowulf by Michael Morpurgo, Michael Foreman

"Matching the heroic tone of the narrative is Foreman’s elegant watercolor art, which portrays dim, torch-lit medieval settings and epic battles." — BOOKLIST

Long ago there was a Scandinavian warrior who fought three evils so powerful they could destroy whole kingdoms. Standing head and shoulders above his comrades, Beowulf single-handedly saves the land of the Danes from a merciless ogre named Grendel and then from his sea-hag mother. But it is his third terrible battle, with the death-dragon of the deep, in which he truly meets his match. Lovers of heroes, monsters, and the drama of battle will find this retelling as enthralling as it is tragic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780763672973
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 263,278
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Michael Morpurgo, a recent British Children's Laureate, is the author of more than ninety books. He has been awarded the Smarties Book Prize, the Writers' Guild Award, and the Whitbread Children's Book Award. He lives in Devon, England.

Michael Foreman has written and illustrated numerous children's books and won several major awards, including the Kate Greenaway Medal twice. He lives in London.

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Beowulf 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am 11 years old and i love this touching story:)
SamHammer More than 1 year ago
Whenever i think of a "page turner" of a book, i think of "Beowulf" as the perfect example. Many aspects of this book caught my attention, such as the Norse mythology blended with the imaginary monsters that everyone thinks of. Another aspect that i absolutely love about this book is that the protagonist is very flawed, although he has amazing strength, endurance, and speed, he is also very cocky, brash, and stubborn; this contrasts the modern hero's, being perfect and always making the right choice. This book actually got me teary-eyed at certain parts,(I won't ruin it for you) and pulled me in the moment i started reading it! I recommend it to all ages above 10, it's a pretty easy read and gets you antsy just thinking about reading it!