Annotations for Beowulf, a Hero's Tale Retold


Baker & Taylor
A powerful retelling of Britain's oldest epic vividly brings to life the warrior named Beowulf who defeated the ogre Grendel, Grendel's mother, and the dragon that threatened his kingdom. 25,000 first printing.

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Baker & Taylor
A simplified and illustrated retelling of the exploits of the Anglo-Saxon warrior, Beowulf, and how he came to defeat the monster Grendel, Grendel's mother, and a dragon that threatened the kingdom.

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Houghton
When sleep was at its deepest, night at its blackest, up from the mist-filled marsh came Grendel stalking . . .

Thus begins the battle between good and evil, for lying in wait and anxious to challenge the ogre Grendel is a young man, strong-willed and fire-hearted. This man is Beowulf, whose heroic dragon-slaying deeds were sung in the courts of Anglo-Saxon England more than a thousand years ago.

Award-winning author and illustrator James Rumford forges his own account of Beowulf with the few Anglo-Saxon words still present in our language. These ironstrong ancient words recall the boldness of the original poem and, together with Rumford's pen-and-ink illustrations, they fashion an unforgettable story of a hero who never gave up?no matter how difficult the struggle?no matter how deep and dark the night.


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