Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Beowulf

Beowulf

Kingfisher Epics

Penelope Hicks

Kingfisher

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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.

Whitbread Book Award - Winner, ALA Notable Books - Winner

EXCERPT

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...

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