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Beowulf

Kingfisher Epics

Kingfisher

Beowulf is the oldest surviving epic in English literature. This lively novelized retelling, published to coincide with the release of a major motion picture, uses accessible language and dramatic line drawings to bring Beowulf's exciting adventure to life. The story of the warrior's bravery as he slays the ogre Grendel and battles with a dragon retains all of the exhilaration and immediacy of the original poem. In a convenient paperback format, this is sure to captivate young readers discovering the story for the first time.

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Chapter One

THE MONSTER

In the wild lands beyond the homes of the Spear-Danes a grim and powerful
monster lived in the darkness. The creature's shape was not unlike a man's,
but his hideous head was sunk between his hunched shoulders and his eyes
were set deep into his skull. His lipless mouth was wide with sharp and
vicious teeth. His matted hair smelled foul, and his skin was blistered with
festering sores. His long arms hung loosely at his sides. On each hand and
foot were curved and terrible iron claws. During the day, when the sky was
filled with


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Beowulf

Kingfisher Epics
ALA Notable Books - Winner, Whitbread Book Award - Winner
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